Another Nigerian Health Union Issues Strike Notice Amid Ongoing Doctors’ Industrial Action

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has issued a strike discover after the expiration of its 15-day ultimatum to the Nigerian authorities to deal with its calls for. 

The JOHESU strike discover is coming amidst the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) ongoing motion which is now a topic of authorized battle on the National Industrial Court and the Court of Appeal. 

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The JOHESU resolution adopted a decision adopted by the teams after a gathering on Friday.

JOHESU had, on September 2, given the federal authorities a 15-day ultimatum to deal with its calls for. 

After deliberations, the federal authorities had reached an settlement with the unions, after  a five-hour assembly on September 7. 

Following the expiration of the sooner ultimatum on Friday, Matthew Ajorutu, JOHESU appearing nationwide secretary, in a communique issued on the finish of an expanded nationwide govt council (NEC) emergency assembly on Friday, introduced the contemporary discover of strike.

The expanded NEC contains presidents and basic secretaries of affiliate unions {and professional} associations, NEC members of affiliate unions, and JOHESU chairmen and secretaries on the state and department ranges.

Ajorutu mentioned the assembly reviewed JOHESU’s earlier engagements with the federal authorities, and regarded the enchantment from President Muhammadu Buhari “on the need to show understanding with his administration and the president’s promise to pay any debt owed to health workers”.

The appearing nationwide secretary mentioned the contemporary 15-day ultimatum commences on September 18, 2021, and urged the federal authorities to hurry up efforts to deal with the calls for of the well being employees.

“The Federal Government should ensure that the new data for the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to the ‘High Level Body (HLB)’ of the FG not later than Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021, as agreed,” the communique reads.

“NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the ‘High Level Body (HLB)’ completes and submits the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the 30th September, 2021 submission window.

“NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the fifteen days window.

“Finally, NEC-in-session unanimously adopts a resolution to step down the notice of strike action due to expire midnight, 17th September, 2021, and issue a fresh notice of fifteen days.”

He added that the council recommended all well being employees for his or her dedication and understanding “towards the struggle for better working conditions, improved healthcare services and social justice for all”.

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Another Nigerian Health Union Issues Strike Notice Amid Ongoing Doctors’ Industrial Action

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