SAS Doctors guide to strike action in Wales

Find out more about striking as an NHS SAS doctor in Wales.

Updated: Friday 5 April 2024
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Our aims

SAS doctors in Wales have voted in favour of taking strike action over pay. We made this decision following a first and final offer of 5% for those on the closed contracts, and as little as 2.5% for those on more recent contracts. We are calling on the Welsh Government to provide sufficient funding to enable discussions around an uplift in senior doctor pay that will retain existing doctors and ensure that we are able to recruit more.

On strike days we call on SAS doctors not to attend work with the exception of those providing ‘Christmas Day’ cover.

Read more about our campaign to restore SAS pay.

The form of SAS industrial action

We are calling for Christmas Day levels of cover on strike days. This level of cover would ensure that emergency care would continue to be provided, but elective or non-emergency work would be cancelled.  To that end, we are working with NHS employers on precise staffing levels and will update this guide prior to strike days.