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Scargill refuses to cross the Junior Doctors' picket line

Updated: Jan 9

Picture of action from The Irish News

Scargill refuses to cross Junior Doctors' picket line

Arthur Scargill, Socialist Labour Party member and former President of the National Union of Mineworkers, demonstrated his support for England’s junior doctors’ strike by cancelling an appointment at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Monday, 8 January, the penultimate day of their current strike action.

He says “I feel that all trade unions and their members should give full support to the junior doctors in their fight for a decent wage and working conditions:  their pay claim represents a fraction of the salaries paid to heads of hospital Trusts – and 70% less than Members of Parliament receive”.

When Arthur contacted the hospital  explain why he couldn’t attend today, the Admissions Officer to whom he spoke said she understood his principled position and provided him with a new appointment date.

(8 January 2024)

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