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Complainant Name:
Dr Esther Hobson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Star (Sheffield)


Dr Esther Hobson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that doctors would be amongst those striking during union action on 30 November 2011.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following wording:

In a report about Sheffield hospitals preparing for strike action, published on November 17 we mistakenly said that doctors would be among those joining the industrial action. While some radiographers joined the nationwide strike in protest at pension changes, doctors did not hold a ballot and continued to work. We apologise for this error and regret any embarrassment it may have caused.

Date Published: 19/01/2012

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