Health workers set to embark on strike

By Abiola David.

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), said they will soon resume the industrial action that was put on hold in May last year if the Federal Government refuses to meet their demands in two weeks’ time.

The chairman of the of the association Biobelemoye Josiah, stated this in a letter he issued and addressed to the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Nigige.

The association are demanding an upward adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS); unjustified withholding of the salaries of JOHESU members for the months of April and May, 2018 and headship of hospital departments, among other benefits.

“In view of the apparent indifference of government to permanently resolve these lingering issues, some of which have persisted for over five years now, the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) by this letter notifies the Federal Government of her resolve to resume the suspended industrial action by Thursday, 31st January, 2019. Having waited for this long it is surprising that the following matters have not been resolved,” Josiah added.

He stated in the letter that his members will afford to go on strike if all their agreements with the government are not met.