Tuesday 3 November 2015

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SOURCE BBC NEWS: BMA refuses to re-enter contract talks
The British Medical Association said the contract was not safe or fair and accused ministers of putting out "misleading" claims. A ballot over industrial action is due to get under way on Thursday 5th November. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had made a last ditch attempt to persuade them not to push ahead with the ballot. This included the promise of an 11% rise in basic pay, but the BMA said this was misleading as it was offset by curbs to other elements of the pay package, including unsociable hours payments. The BMA has claimed there are insufficient safeguards to stop hospitals over-working doctors and that some medics stand to lose up to 15% of their salaries. The union also said it could not return to talks unless the government lifted the threat to impose the new contract. It is due to start in August 2016. Scotland and Wales have said they do not want to introduce the changes, while Northern Ireland has yet to make a decision.



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