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'Historic' junior doctor agreement will pave way for seven-day NHS, says Hunt


We don't get paid per hour currently. I do 1 in 4 weekends, and 7 nights/2 months. For that, I get a basic pay x 1.5. By breaking down pay to an hourly structure, on the new contract I would get (1.1x 'sociable' hours + 1.37x night hours) x 1.1 for working 1 in 2 weekends. I've done a 1 in 3 weekend rota, and on the current system it would earn an 80% banding, which is likely what a 1 in 2 would earn as well. This is an absurd pay cut and will almost certainly be rejected. In addition, by having 3x different rates, and criteria such as night shifts starting at 19:30 not qualifying for 1.37x pay, it will be manipulated by HR/staffing, and the complexity will act as an obstacle for anybody challenging their eventual take home pay.

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19 May 2016

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