Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In March, an Ipsos-MORI survey of 860 English adults found that 65 per cent supported junior doctors strikes, as long as emergency care was provided.

Opposition to junior doctors striking also decreased by five percentage points, from 17 per cent to 12, compared to February.

The survey showed that many of the public agree with doctors who argue against Jeremy Hunt's imposed contract, citing poor pay for the hours worked and the extension of normal working hours from 7pm to 10pm on weekdays and now including 7am to 5pm on Saturdays in this category.

UK junior doctors' strike action was cited in a recent Reddit thread, which asked users which, in their opinion, were the most underpaid jobs in existence.

Here is how they replied (it's worth noting that many refer to circumstances in the US, but many are interchangeable with the UK):

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