Nationwide Strike Looms in the Health Sector

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Beginning from Wednesday 20, 2017, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has directed its members to commence industrial action to press home their grievances against the government.

The group, which tagged its proposed strike ‘Operation Alligator Bite’, disclosed the bone of contention as the unfair treatment to them by the government.

The group, in a letter titled, “Looming Nationwide Industrial Action: Request for Audience,” and signed by its National Chairman, Joy Josiah, and the National Secretary, Ekpebor Florence, also demanded an audience with President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

JOHESU Recall that resident doctors had equally embarked on nationwide strike over the federal government’s failure to equally meet its demands. Although the federal government has been trying to reach an agreement with the doctors to return to their hospitals, the strike embarked upon by the resident doctors has adversely affected, especially, patients at various hospitals very negatively. Patients had cried out to the government, pleading that the demands of the doctors be met so that they can resume duties and treat them of their ailments.

 

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