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Doctors to decide on industrial action ballot

Doctors' representatives are holding an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to ballot for industrial action.

If the British Medical Association council decides to go ahead, it will be the first time doctors have been balloted for action since 1975.

The dispute is over pension changes, which would see the highest earning doctors' contributions rising to 14.5%.

The BMA says anger is "running deep". Ministers say the current scheme is unsustainable.

Alan Soady reports.

  • 25 Feb 2012
  • From the section Health
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