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Junior doctors to strike in December

Junior doctors in the North West have joined colleagues across the country in deciding to strike over a government pay deal.

The doctors' union, the BMA, said 98% of those balloted voted for industrial action.

The action will be held on three days next month.

It means junior doctors will only provide emergency care on the 1st December. They will then stage a full walk out on the 8th of December and again on the 16th.

Sarah Rogers reports.


Junior Doctors in the North West explain why they've voted to strike over contract dispute

Junior doctors working in the North West have been telling Granada Reports why they've voted to go on strike.

45,000 have been balloted over changes to their contracts. It would be the first time in the history of the NHS that junior doctors have staged an all-out strike.

The ballot closed on Wednesday evening at 5pm. The result is expected on Thursday morning.

Daniel Hewitt reports.

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