No unpaid work during PGT

The European Junior Doctors General Assembly strongly rejects any form of unpaid work prior to or in postgraduate medical training programs. Junior Doctors therefore must be employed on a regular basis. Access to high quality, paid postgraduate training is a right for Junior Doctors within Europe. Governments and Medical Associations that allow such situations to occur or to continue are responsible for the ongoing regression and deterioration of the working conditions of Junior Doctors. We call on the European and National Authorities to take any action possible to prevent such situations occurring and to stop those already in place.

Motion on unpaid work during postgraduate training

The European Junior Doctors General Assembly strongly rejects any form of unpaid work prior to or in postgraduate medical training programs. Junior Doctors therefore must be employed on a regular basis. Access to high quality, paid postgraduate training is a right for Junior Doctors within Europe. Governments and Medical Associations that allow such situations to occur or to continue are responsible for the ongoing regression and deterioration of the working conditions of Junior Doctors. We call on the European and National Authorities to take any action possible to prevent such situations occurring and to stop those already in place.

European Junior Doctors
Permanent Working Group
Debrecen (Hungary) - 10 May 2014