Junior doctors in England to strike for four days in April

By - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The union representing junior doctors in England announced a four day strike next month, saying the government had failed to make a credible new pay offer.

"We are not going to stop until we are paid what we are worth, and if ministers don’t accept that when we tell them in person, we will have to tell them from the picket line,” a joint statement by British Medical Association (BMA) chairs of the junior doctor's committee Vivek Trivedi and Robert Laurenson said on Thursday.

The strike begins at 0659 GMT on April 11 and concludes at 0659 GMT on April 15. 

Unions representing other healthcare workers in England, including nurses and paramedics, agreed to a new government pay proposal aimed ending months of strikes and are currently balloting members on whether to accept it.

The BMA's latest announcement confirms that their members would be returning to the picket lines after a previous walkout by junior doctors on March 13 which lasted for three days.

(Reporting by Muvija M, writing by William James and Farouq Suleiman)