Health workers resume as JOHESU ends warning strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions has ended its seven-day warning strike and directed its members nationwide to resume on Monday (today).

The health workers had embarked on the warning strike on September 14 following the failure of the government to meet its demands.

These include an upward review of COVID-19 special inducement and hazard allowances; the payment of all withheld salaries; adjustment of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure since 2014, among other things.

In a statement on Sunday by the JOHESU National Chairman, Biobelomoye Josiah, the union said its expanded National Executive Council would decide the next line of action.

He said the FG had continued to exhibit a high level of bias by refusing to address the demands presented during the warning strike “as was done to other bodies in the health sector.”

The union leader stated, “Nigerians should bear us witness that JOHESU has shown high patriotism by demanding that public health system in Nigeria is sustained and adequately financed for effective, efficient and affordable healthcare service delivery.

“In view of the above and in line with the resolution of the expanded NEC meeting held physically and virtually on Sunday, September 20, 2020, I hereby declare that the seven-day warning strike is suspended.”

The union admonished its members to await further directives while thanking them for their commitment, cooperation and resilience during the warning strike.

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