The Joint Health Sector Union and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, Bauchi State chapter, has said that it will commence an indefinite strike action from Thursday, 6 August 2020.
The union said the development was to protest the unilateral and annoying deductions made by the state government in its June salaries.
The union made this known in a statement by its state Secretary, Usman Danturaki, to all branch chairmen and secretaries, Medical and Health Workers’ Union, Bauchi State.
The statement dated 5 August 2020 and titled ‘Commencement of strike action by JOHESU members’, read thus:
“Following the inability of government to reverse its decision on the deductions unilaterally made in the month of June, coupled with its blatant refusal to offer any convincing reason as a rationale behind the deductions despite series of promises made.
Based on the resolution reached at the state executive council meeting held on 4 August, 2020, you are hereby directed to commence an indefinite strike action from 12.00am of Thursday, 6 August, 2020 until further directed,”