Junior British doctors protesting unsociable hours
07 November 2015, Nirapad News: The British government wants to change the way junior doctors are paid to ensure there are more senior staff available in antisocial hours and at the weekend so that the National Health Service becomes a seven-day system.
They’d do this by extending “normal” hours — 7.0am to 7.0pm Monday to Friday at present — to 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, so that junior doctors receive overtime only for working outside those hours.
In compensation, the normal rate of pay will be raised by 11 per cent and overtime rates will be increased.
But the leaders of the junior doctors have refused to return to the negotiating table despite government pleas to end the dispute over a new contract in England. –Online agency.