Mar 15, 2023 09:52 UTC

Overworked, underpaid, and burdened with student loans is a situation facing tens of thousands of UK's junior doctors on a three-day strike across England.

The walkout by junior doctors, who make up around 40 percent of the medical workforce, comes on the heels of a wave of industrial actions by nurses, ambulance workers and other staff. The government says the 35 percent pay demand from the doctors is unaffordable.

On the eve of the work stoppage, the government offered to talk if the walkout was cancelled. Unions such as the British Medical Association, are warning the strikes could continue into next year unless their demands are met.