JUNIOR doctors from Essex have entered the third day of strike action as the bitter dispute over pay shows no sign of being resolved.

Nearly 50,000 junior doctors across England are taking part in a four-day strike in what is believed to be the most disruptive industrial action in NHS history.Echo: Southend junior doctor strikesSouthend junior doctor strikes (Image: Newsquest)

Pictures show the industrial action outside Southend Hospital, which started on Tuesday, April 11 and will end on Saturday, April 15.

The strikes centre around a pay row between the BMA and Government, with the union claiming junior doctors in England have seen a 26 per cent real-term pay cut since 2008/09 because pay rises have been below inflation.

As part of a new advertising campaign in support of the pay dispute by junior doctors in England, the BMA shared doctors' salaries.

It said: "The junior doctors operating on your appendix are paid just £66.55 between them.Echo: Southend supporting junior doctor protestsSouthend supporting junior doctor protests (Image: Newsquest)

"For a potentially life-saving procedure, which lasts about an hour. Is this a fair price to put on high-quality healthcare?"