Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated”

With these numbers, the government does not stand a chance; in peace

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By Robert Stevens
27 April 2016

Yesterday’s all-out strike of around 45,000 junior doctors in England was met with furious denunciations from the Conservative government and a hostile media. The strike continues today, from 8am to 5pm. These are the first stoppages in the nearly 70-year history of the National Health Service (NHS) to be held without emergency care being provided.

The strike was well supported, with picket lines set up at hospitals throughout England. Demonstrations were held in a number of towns and cities. When Tuesday’s strike finished at 5pm, thousands of doctors and their supporters marched through London from St Thomas’ Hospital to the Department of Health, where a rally took place. Among those marching with the doctors were delegations of teachers.

According to NHS England, 78 percent of doctors did not show up for work. At the Barts Health Trust, which runs Barts, the Royal London, Newham…

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One thought on “Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated”

  1. Interesting development, thank you for pointing to this social unrest.

    I am very much interested in knowing about the various boycotts, school walkouts, and job strikes.
    When that becomes the effective commons to stop the established system…

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