Scottish Dentist Juniors To Join Strike Action

The British Dental Association has announced that dentists in Scotland employed under the same contract as junior doctors, will join their medical colleagues in a 72-hour walkout, the dates of which are yet to be confirmed, if BMA ongoing negotiations with the Scottish government do not result in a credible pay offer.


The overwhelming majority of voters (91%) from this small but important cohort backed industrial action, on a turnout of 79%.


British Dental Association Chair Eddie Crouch said:


“Our members stand ready to do whatever it takes to secure a fair deal on pay.
“Just like their medical colleagues these dentists aren’t worth a penny less than they were a decade ago.
“We are hopeful that a negotiated settlement can be found. But our members will take strike action if the Scottish Government fail to come back to the table with a serious pay offer.”

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