Following the BDA’s successful mandate for industrial action and subsequent letter to the Prime Minister, the BDA has been invited into NHS pay negotiations with the Health Secretary, The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP.
Alongside representatives from other health unions, the BDA Trade Union’s Director Annette Mansell-Green has agreed to join the talks, starting today (7 March). The BDA has therefore agreed to postpone the release of a strike date in the 43 Trusts in England where it had a mandate for action, to allow the talks to progress. Other health unions with strike mandates have also agreed to suspend any planned action to participate in the talks.
If a new pay offer is received, the BDA will consult all members in England on the offer, however if pay talks break down or an offer is rejected then we’ll continue with our mandate for industrial action and plan a new date for strike action in those 43 Trusts. The mandate for industrial action lasts for six months.