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The BMA is a trade union - why not the AMA?

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I have a lot of sympathy for the junior doctors, but I must say it's great to hear the newsreaders referring to the BMA as a union.


In Australia, the AMA isn't ever called a union - it's called a "professional organisation" so when they make unreasonable demands for higher fees, it gets waved through because they are such an august body. Plus they are able to make life ridiculously difficult for British doctors and nurses.

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Bit of the closed shop syndrome then. We really need doctors and nurses too- you would think they would encourage them more.

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