THE Scottish doctor leading the first strike by physicians in almost 40 years has said he "absolutely understands" why people facing wage cuts and redundancy may feel his well-paid colleagues have little to complain about.
THE Scottish doctor leading the first strike by physicians in almost 40 years has said he \"absolutely understands\" why people facing wage cuts and redundancy may feel his well-paid colleagues have little to complain about.
RESPONSE: Hamish Meldrum said the union had no choice but to ballot members. Picture: Reuters
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But BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum insisted the association could not ignore the sense of injustice felt by its members. Doctors voted earlier this week to take part in industrial action on June 21 over changes to their pensions, with up to 10,000 doctors in Scotland likely to take part.
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