A contract which ACAS, the BMA, NHS Employers and the Department of Health agreed would be put to a referendum of junior doctors and medical students is being imposed upon them in October. Despite them rejecting the contract.
This contract is worse for less than full time trainees, which means it discriminates against women, those with disabilities and carers.
They still do not believe they have adequate protections for whistleblowing or hours safety through the guardian role in this new contract.
This contract will make it harder to recruit into specialities such as Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Paediatrics.
Lots of other reasons related to the contract around issues such as non-resident on calls, locum arrangements, removal of annual pay progression,