Junior doctors guide to industrial action in England

Re-ballot for junior doctor strike action

Updated: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Our re-ballot of junior doctors in England was to extend our mandate for industrial action, and provide us with a mandate for action short of strike (ASOS), an additional form of industrial action to effectively sustain pressure.

A trade union ballot requires a turnout of 50% of those eligible to vote in order to be considered to have support for industrial action.

A successful vote results in a mandate for industrial action that lasts for six months.

In February 2023 we held an initial ballot. Members voted again to extend our mandate for industrial action in a first re-ballot in August 2023. We re-balloted members to extend our mandate period from 3 April 2024 to 19 September 2024.

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