RISHI Sunak wants to find a “reasonable compromise” with junior doctors to end the dispute over pay.
The Prime Minister said the militant medics must follow the lead of other unions such as nurses and paramedics to reach an agreement.
Rishi Sunak has urged the junior doctors to follow the lead of other health service unions to reach a new pay agreement[/caption]
He said: “We are happy to talk about pay settlements that are reasonable, that are fair, that are affordable for the taxpayer and allow us to continue delivering on our promise to halve inflation.”
His intervention came as doctors’ leaders called for Ministers to enter talks facilitated by conciliation body Acas.
The British Medical Association has said they need someone to start brokering realistic talks between the two sides.
Health Secretary Steve Barclay says if the BMA moves significantly on their demands and cancel strikes then talks can resume.
Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund signalled that higher pay for striking teachers and junior doctors could continue to cause major issues for the economy.
The organisation said big public sector pay rises could have an impact on wage growth by influencing private firms and helping push up inflation.
Health Secretary Steve Barclay has told the BMA that talks can resume if strikes are cancelled[/caption]