to think that doctors shouldn't go on strike over pension changes

(732 Posts)
starwarrior Wed 30-May-12 18:15:49

Why shouldn't they just suck it up like the rest of us?

Doha Wed 30-May-12 18:19:22

YABU becuase if the rest of us had the option to go on strike, we would.
Why should Doctors not go on strike? The Government try to play on the fact that lives would be at risk if they did go on strike---emotional blackmail.

and for the record l am NOT a Doctor

chibi Wed 30-May-12 18:20:09

why should anyone suck up anything?


SCOTCHandWRY Wed 30-May-12 18:20:59

ATM dr's pay 26% of their wage into their pension - this is to rise to 28.5%. Higher than any other public sector worker.

TheCunningStunt Wed 30-May-12 18:22:13

Yep. They should just sit back and take it. That's a great approach.....hmm YABU.

BenedictsCumberbitch Wed 30-May-12 18:23:05

What a load of nonsense, suck it up? Good one.

PessimisticMissPiggy Wed 30-May-12 18:25:27

Why shouldn't they have the right to try to defend their pension against attack?

Good luck to them. Industrial action is not a decision taken lightly by public sector workers.

TeamEdward Wed 30-May-12 18:26:19


mirry2 Wed 30-May-12 18:28:01

But doctors are self employed aren't they? Isn't that why they pay so much? They have the option of coming out of the nhs pension scheme.

I don't think that they will do themselves any favours at all by going on strike. Although it's unlikey that the general public will even notice as the surgeries will still be open and other staff will be in work. drs will just take a day off from seeing their patients.

BlackOutTheSun Wed 30-May-12 18:29:33

Why shouldn't they strike? They have every right too and I support them 100%

FallenCaryatid Wed 30-May-12 18:29:34

Why should they stand by whilst selfish and egocentric politicians move the goal posts again? It's not illegal for them to strike, so if there is no other way to show their disapproval then they should strike.
What else can they do other than roll over and give up, and why is 'sucking it up' seen as a good thing by you OP?

Krumbum Wed 30-May-12 18:29:45

We should not be saying they should suck it up, we should be fighting for everyone to have better pension, pay and work rights. Blame the people in charge who cause these problems not your fellow workers.

monkeymoma Wed 30-May-12 18:29:55

why should the rest of us suck it up either?

I hope that medicine stays a very desirable option for the brightest and best, otherwise long term there's be a recruitment problem and they'ld have to drop the standard of students they take on - GREAT news for the rest of us who put our LIVES in their hands! hmm

Lovelynewboots Wed 30-May-12 18:30:23

Yes Public sector workers, don't unite and strike, suck it up, after all its your career choice.

<loses the will to live>

Lovelynewboots Wed 30-May-12 18:32:14

I was being facetious.

TartyMcFarty Wed 30-May-12 18:32:25

YABU. That kind of attitude allows employers to ride roughshod over as all.

They should just 'suck up' having to pay more into their pensions, and receiving a lower lump sum AND lower annual pension!! hmm

SCOTCHandWRY Wed 30-May-12 18:36:01

Mirry only some dr's are self employed - typically GP partners (many GP are salaried, as are most other Dr's).

SwedishEdith Wed 30-May-12 18:36:10

Obviously you're talking bollocks but the rest of "us" aren't sucking it up are they?

Well personally I like my life and the lives of my loved ones to be in the hands of extremely well qualified and well trained medics who are comfortable in their jobs. The proposed changes to the pension scheme will have a serious impact. Medics have the right to strike to try and protect their rights and I support that.

They have the right to strike. They know the implications of their strike. It's their decision OP not yours. YABU.

Dawndonna Wed 30-May-12 18:39:35


alistron1 Wed 30-May-12 18:40:26

YABU. Why should we all be in a race to the bottom

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