7 days warning strike ratified to begin by Mon 14th Sept. 2020

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7 days warning strike ratified to begin by Mon 14th Sept. 2020

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Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020,over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others

Federal Government at a conciliatory meeting led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Thursday had stated it had an agreement with the unions.

JOHESU leaders, at the end of the meeting which had Minister of State, Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN); Minister of State, Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; JOHESU Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, and other officials in attendance, were given Saturday 12, September 2020 to report back to the government team.

But, in a statement on Sunday morning jointly signed by the leaders of various health unions in the sector, JOHESU said it would proceed with its planned strike following the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

The statement reads:
“In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.
“Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September 2020 our members shall withdraw their services due to Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands.
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Re: 7 days warning strike ratified to begin by Mon 14th Sept. 2020

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Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others.

JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at the meeting with the Federal Government.

According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council.

“In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.

“Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September, 2020 our members shall withdraw their services due to Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands,” the statement added.

The health workers had in a letter dated August, 30th, addressed to the Federal Ministry of Health, FMOH, issued a 15- day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands.

The demands of the aggrieved workers include; the review of the defective implementation of COVID-19 Special Inducement and Hazard Allowance; the payment of all withheld salaries of JOHESU members, including the withheld April and May 2018 salaries; and the adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) as was done with Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) since 2014.

Others listed in the letter with the reference number HQ/JOHESU/ADM/FMoH/VOL.II/55 are the implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (ADR) Consent judgment and other court judgments as well as the call to address the structural and infrastructural decay in the health sector.
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JOHESU Demands
Immediate payment of the omission and shortfall in the COVID-19 hazard/inducement allowances of affected health workers in the Federal Health Institutions (FHIs).
Unconditional payment of all withheld salaries at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, JUTH, LUTH and April and May, 2018 salaries.
Adjustment of CONHESS as was done with CONMESS
Implementation of the consent judgment of the NICN as delivered on March 19, 2019.
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