SAS Doctors' guide to strike action in England


Location: England
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Monday 29 April 2024


Pay deductions

You will not be entitled to be paid for any day on which you were due to be working but take industrial action. 

We encourage you to begin planning ahead for the period of industrial action and to begin to save. We know that it is hard to lose income. However, if we do not fight to defend our pay now, we could stand to lose a lot more in the future. 

Annual leave or uncontracted day

If you are on annual leave or an uncontracted day on a day when industrial action is taking place, your employer must not deduct your pay. This is the case even if you partake in picketing. You should not be called in to provide cover. 

More detailed information about pay deductions, how they are calculated, and the impact of industrial action on your pension will be shared in due course, or you can look at the comparable guidance for junior doctors if you want to learn more. 

Still have questions?

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Or contact our member relations team at [email protected] if you have a question about your personal circumstances.