Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Health Workers in Ibadan Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) on Monday in Ibadan suspended its one-week nationwide strike with effect from Tuesday.
Felix Faniran, the Acting National Chairman of JOHESU, announced the suspension at a press conference held at the NASU secretariat in Ibadan.

Faniran, who said the decision was to minimise the sufferings of ordinary Nigerians, directed members to resume work at 8:am on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JOHESU, which comprises various professional unions in the health sector, had on May 7 embarked on the nationwide strike in federal health institutions.
Faniran said the strike embarked upon was as a result of the refusal of government to meet all its 10-prong demand.
He, however, said six out of the demands of the union had been exhaustively discussed with both the Ministry of Labour and Productivity and Ministry of Health while they were resolved in favour of the union.
Faniran said the remaining four were non-skipping of CONHESS 10, National Health Bill, consultancy status and payment of specialist allowance as well as negotiation of call duty and other professional allowances.
He urged the Presidency to expedite action on the Presidential Committee Report on Harmonious Work Relationship among Health Professional and Workers.
Faniran also implored members to show concern with Nigerians, adding that all issues raised would be resolved in their interest.

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