Did Jeremy Hunt just try to sack every junior doctor in England?

Did Jeremy Hunt just try to sack every junior doctor in England?

Joanne Kaye is the regional secretary for Unison South West.

The announcement that Jeremy Hunt was to impose a new contract on the junior doctors in England was met in trade union offices up and down the country with disbelief and shock.  Such a clearly desperate act of bravado on the part of the Secretary of State revealed a level of recklessness and ignorance of the basic facts of employment law.

Imposing a new contract without consent requires every one of the 53,000 junior doctors to be dismissed from their post and offered a new post under the imposed contract terms.

That’s right – sack every single doctor in England. CONTINUE

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