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Upcoming industrial action

We are calling for further strike action by hospital dental trainees at the trusts listed below.

The first strike will take place over 3 days from 7am on Wednesday 20 December to 7am on Saturday 23 December.

The second strike will take place over 6 days from 7am on Wednesday 3 January until 7am on Tuesday 9 January.

This strike will be a full withdrawal of labour.

If the Government fails to make meaningful progress in negotiations with the BMA, we will re-ballot our hospital dental trainees in England and Wales from 8 January to 21 February, and in Northern Ireland from 8 January to 19 February.

If you're a hospital dental trainee, we need you to make sure you're ballot ready so you can have your say on future strikes.

To be ballot ready, we need you to tell us your job role, employer and workplace. We're also legally required to undertake the ballot by post, so please also check that we have the correct home address on your BDA account.


Let's get re-ballot ready

To be able to continue our campaign and take strike action, we are required by law to gain a fresh mandate from members for strike action through a ballot.
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Frequently asked questions

If you have recently joined the BDA and you are employed by one of the Trusts listed above, please contact industrialaction@bda.org.

If non-members take action on the dates the BDA takes action it will not be classed as official action and the dentist in question may find themselves facing action from their employers.

If you would like to be included in any future action, join the BDA.

Hospital dentists are employed on the same contract as their medical colleagues. Any action we take will coincide with that being taken by the BMA.

Clinical academics often work alongside hospital colleagues, but the key difference is that they are employed on University contracts of employment and have an honorary hospital status. At the moment it is only trainees directly employed by Trusts on substantive trainee contracts who are taking action.