Scottish Doctors to Ballot for Action to Protect Pensions

The HeraldScottish doctors will be balloted on further, escalated industrial action over pensions, that could involve a series of days of strike action with emergency cover.


The BMA has announced on its website that its council has agreed that Scotland’s hospital and public health doctors would be balloted in November if the Scottish government did not deliver a genuine alternative to the controversial NHS pension changes being pursued in the rest of the UK.


GPs in Scotland will not be balloted this time.


If doctors decided to strike, the first day of action is planned to take place on December 12, with subsequent strikes scheduled for January 8 and 17.

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