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Make sure you’re ballot ready so you can have your say on any future strikes
We campaign for fair pay for all dentists, a mandate which stretches from negotiating with government to organising strike action when other routes have been exhausted.
For some cohorts of hospital dentistry, the BDA has had no choice but to pursue strike action after the Government has failed to meaningfully engage with negotiations, alongside our counterparts at the BMA.
As your trade union, we are legally required to ballot our members – by post – in order to secure a mandate for industrial action. We cannot call a strike without having done so.
Ahead of any future ballots, we will run data capture campaigns to ensure we have the correct employment details for you. In the meantime, you can help us by ensuring your details are up to date on My BDA.
Upcoming ballots for dentists in England
Consultant dentists pay dispute
The BDA and BMA are seeking further negotiations with the Government to improve on the pay offer, after consultants in England voted to reject the previous proposals.
SAS dentists pay dispute
We are united with the BMA in campaigning against below inflation pay awards and support its calls for pay restoration for SAS doctors and dentists in England.