BMA Industrial Action
The British Medical Association (BMA) are in an ongoing fight for full pay restoration, pushing back against pay erosion over a significant number of years. This includes the following walkouts:
21st - 24th of February
25th - 29th of March
The Students’ Union has a strong history of supporting industrial action in the best interests of Cardiff University students. During the previous walkout in January, your Elected Officers showed support by attending a BMA demonstration with students and holding a placard making session – we will continue to update you on opportunities to get involved.
Alex, your VP Heath Park Campus (Education and Welfare) believes "these walkouts in the best interests of students - this fight directly impacts medical students in Cardiff both as future NHS doctors and healthcare students embedded in the sector. While I support this walkout and the school’s decision to put placements on hold, I understand concerns that it may impact students’ education. If you are concerned about the disruption this may cause to your education, our Student Advice team are able to provide free and impartial advice on the issue."
Students may be asked not to attend some placements, to ensure that no students are required to cross a picket line and that students are not asked to perform skills outside their competency level. However, some students in unaffected primary care placements may still be expected to attend – please make sure you check communication from the school to be sure.
If you would like to discuss the industrial action further, please feel free to get in touch at VPHeathPark@cardiff.ac.uk.