The Washington Post
Thousands of U.K. doctors strike:
Tens of thousands of junior doctors went on strike across England on Monday to demand better pay, kicking off three days of disruption at the United Kingdome’s state-funded hospitals and health clinics. Junior doctors — who are qualified but in the earlier years of their career — make up 45 percent of all doctors in the National Health Service. Their walkout means operations and appointments will be canceled for thousands of patients, and senior doctors and other medics have had to be drafted in to cover for emergency services, critical care and maternity services. The doctors’ trade union says pay for junior doctors has fallen 26 percent in real terms since 2008, while workload and patient waiting lists are at record highs.