Junior doctors picket outside Wigan Infirmary as 72-hour walkout begins
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Staff from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust formed a picket line outside Wigan Infirmary on Wednesday morning as they began a 72-hour walkout.
They carried placards and waved flags on Wigan Lane, with many passing drivers beeping their car horns to show their support.
Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) have walked out of hospitals across the country and will not return to work until 7am on Saturday.
The BMA is calling for "full restoration" of junior doctors' pay, which it says has been cut by 26 per cent.
The Government has offered five per cent to end the dispute.
Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said it was "extremely disappointing" that the BMA was going ahead with further strike action and warned it could put patient safety at risk.