Junior doctors paid lower hourly rate than workers to get at Pret

As doctors prepare for a three-day strike, the food retail chain is to give staff their third pay rise in a year

Junior doctors are to challenge the government over their falling pay in real terms with a campaign which highlights that they are paid a lower hourly rate than some store workers are to get from April at the food retail chain Pret a Manger.

As thousands of doctors prepare for a three-day strike in England from Monday, the British Medical Association (BMA) is to highlight how the cost of living crisis risks driving them out of the profession. Most junior doctors are starting their careers with tens of thousands of pounds in student debts.

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