Solidarity with the Junior Doctors strikes in Hackney January 2016.

Hackney Unison Branch Secretaries will be on the Junior Doctors picket line on Tuesday 12th January 2016

A statement from our sister Unison branch at Homerton Hospital

“Hi all

… the doctors are coming out on strike after talks with the Government over the proposed new contract broke down. The main issue is still the same – inadequate contractual safeguards on safe working and cuts in unsocial hours payments which will slash wages for those working shifts. If the Government wins, it will pave the way to pushing this through for all NHS workers.

There are 3 dates announced

• 8am, Tuesday 12 January to 8am, Wednesday 13 January — emergency care only
• 8am, Tuesday 26 January to 8am Thursday 28 January — emergency care only
• 8am to 5pm, Wednesday 10 February — full withdrawal of labour
On Tuesday 12th January there will be a picket line at main hospital entrance from 8am and probably the back entrance on Clifden Road. This will be maintained all day.

The doctors are also planning to have groups doing ‘Meet the Doctors’ by Homerton Station in the morning/ evening commuter rush and in front of Hackney Town Hall over lunchtime (1-2pm).

Please do join them at any of these times if possible and encourage your members to do so.

If I get more specific times for the Homerton Station I will let you know and will also update you before the next strike dates.

In solidarity

Lorna Solomon
Homerton Hospital UNISON branch ”


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