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Fresh crisis hits health sector as JOHESU declares nationwide strike

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The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) has asked its members to withdraw their services and embark on a nationwide strike beginning  from midnight on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

This decision was reached after the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union held a meeting on Saturday.

The Union in a statement on Sunday said it gave the Federal Government one week to address all contentious  issues that had lingered without any concrete steps taken to address them.

The health workers want the Federal Government to address the decaying infrastructure in the health sector and pay the shortfall in COVID-19 hazard allowances for their members.

The Union also seeks the adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure, implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria consent judgment and other court judgments as well as  pay all outstanding salary arrears.

The full statement is reproduced below:

JOINT HEALTH SECTOR UNIONS &

ASSEMBLY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Ayuba Wabba House, Plot 803, Cadastral Zone, Bo2 Durumi District, Area 1 Garkl-Abuja

Email:johesuonline@gmail.com Tel: 08034029560, 08033556014

HO/JOHESU/ADM/FMoH/VOL.I/58

12h September 2020

The Honourable Minister

Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment

Federal Secretariat Complex

Abuja

Dear Sir,

RE: NOTICE OF 15-DAY ULTIMATUM/OUTCOME OF JOHESU

EXPANDED NEC MEETING

You would recall that at the end of the meeting held in your office on

Thursday, 10″ September 2020, JOHESU demanded that the outcome of the meeting between JOHESU and the Federal Government be reported back to our expanded NEC meeting and give feedback to the Federal government within 48 hours.

In light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held today, Saturday, 12″ September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.

Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September 2020, our members shall withdraw their services due to the Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands.

Kindly accept the assurances of our high esteem.

Signed:

Com. Biobelemoye Joy Josiah,

President

Medical & Health Workers’

Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)

Com. (Dr.) Silas 6. Adamu

Secretary-General

Medical & Health Workers’

Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)

Com. A. A. Adenij mn

President,

National Association of Nigeria

Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)

Com A. A. Shettima

General Secretary

National Association of Nigeria

Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)

Com. (Dr)A. B. Akintola

President,

Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes

And Associated Institutions (55AUTHRIAI)

Com. (Dr.) Ezekiel Popoola

General 5ecretary

Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes

And Associated Institutions (5SAUTHRIAI)

Com. Martin Egbanubi

General Secretary

Nigerian Union of Allied

Health Professionals (NUAHI

Com. (Dr.) 0.. Ogbonna

President

Nigerian Union of Alied

Health Professionals NUAtP)

Com. Hassan Makolo

National President,

Non-Academic Staff Union of

Educational & Associated

Institutions (NASU)

Com. P. A. Adeyem

General Secretary

Non-Academic Staff Union of

Educational & Associated

Institutions (NASU)

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