BMA staff to strike over performance-related pay

Over 200 BMA staff are to strike, after accusing the Association's leaders of hypocrisy over pay.

Performance-related pay was imposed on BMA staff three years ago without negotiation. The GMB union has attacked the system as ‘divisive', and said the BMA would never accept it for its own members.

GMB organiser Dave Kent said it was ‘the height of hypocrisy for BMA management to persist with this discredited, de-motivating, and disastrous system'. 

He added that the union remained hopeful that a settlement could be reached before the strike takes place. But the BMA has so far refused to negotiate.

Union members will strike from Thursday 22 May. It will be the first industrial action in the BMA's 175-year history.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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