BMA bracing itself for strike
Over 200 GMB members working for the British Medical Association (BMA) have voted by more than 70% to take national strike action over an imposed system of Performance Related Pay.
The strike action will start next Thursday (May 22) and it is the first time in the 175-year history of the BMA that it faces industrial action by its own staff.
The strike is set to hit BMA headquarters in London but also offices elsewhere in Great Britain and in Northern Ireland.
Performance related pay was introduced in 2004
Dave Kent, GMB Organiser said: ‘It is the height of hypocrisy for BMA management to persist with this discredited, demotivating, and disastrous PRP system. GMB members have made it quite clear they wish the BMA to negotiate with us on doing away with PRP altogether.
Regrettably, we have not yet received confirmation from the BMA that they are willing to enter into such negotiations. However, we are willing to talk with the BMA, and we remain hopeful that a settlement can be reached.'BMA: facing staff strike BMA: facing staff strike