Letters: Pension strike

I am a junior doctor completely opposed to the industrial action scheduled for 21 June (Report, 31 May). While I agree with the BMA that the proposed changes to pensions are technically unfair, I doubt the public will see it that way, when most doctors will continue to enjoy a retirement income that is double the average working wage. Had doctors decided to strike against Andrew Lansley’s health reforms, they would have been perceived as acting in their patients’ best interests and may even have landed a devastating blow against a bill that will ensure the dismantling of the NHS within a generation. They will lose this fight and tarnish their reputation.
Dr Robert Hadman
Oldham, Lancashire

• There is no such thing as routine care. Patients will suffer if doctors strike. The NHS pension scheme is not compulsory. If it’s really a bad deal, then we might better consider leaving. Such a move would create a need for talks on contract terms – or a chance to create a new institution to look after doctors’ interests.
Dr Benedict McCaffrey
Leominster, Herefordshire

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