50,000 junior doctors in UK strike over pay deal

Thousands of doctors in public hospitals in England have staged a 24 hour-strike — the country's first doctors strike in 40 years.

Some 50,000 junior doctors heeded the call to arms by the British Medical Association (BMA) in response to a push by the UK Government to get more junior doctors to work weekends.

The government claims it wants a "seven-day NHS" to tackle the increased risk of death faced by patients during weekends. 

With the junior doctors providing emergency care only, the strike forced the cancellation of about

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