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Junior doctors are pushing for monthly five-day strikes, leaks suggest

Junior doctors are pushing for monthly five-day strikes to be held between now and the end of the year in an escalation of the dispute over their new contract, according to leaked documents.

Senior members of the British Medical Association (BMA) are meeting on Wednesday to decide what industrial action – if any – should take place after a compromise deal on the contract agreed with the government was rejected by its members last month.

The Mail reported that it had seen a 13-page document marked “confidential”, which states that the BMA’s junior doctors committee (JDC) is proposing a full withdrawal of labour between 8am and 5pm for five consecutive weekdays in September followed by further walkouts of the same duration in each of the remaining months of the year.

Read more in The Guardian.

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