LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowance

N&MCN, NANNM News Release and Admission News
User avatar
Kunle Emmanuel
Webmaster
Webmaster
Reactions:
Posts: 2560
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Location: Lagos
Contact:

LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowance

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel »

Urges workers to return to work, invokes ‘no work no pay’ rule

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has explained its inability to meet the demands of striking nurses under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), LUTH Chapter.

The nurses, who unilaterally downed tools on June 10, 2016, are demanding, among other things, non-promotion of 71 members of their association in the 2015 promotion exercise; and non-payment of teaching allowance to LUTH nurses.

But the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, who faulted the strike action, urged them to go back to work and that they would not be paid for the days they are on strike.
Image
Bode told The Guardian that the ongoing strike action has been called because among the 71 persons concerned are several union officials who failed to obtain the requisite degree and are now in fear of being overtaken by their better qualified younger colleagues, especially now that the 2016 promotion examinations are about to commence.

The CMD, who stated that the LUTH management had been assisting the union to press home its request, however, said the management could not and would not disobey constituted authority to pacify striking nurses who know very well that the final decision to promote workers rests with higher authorities.

On the non-payment of teaching allowance to LUTH nurses, Bode said: “This is a mischievous allegation as everyone knows that nurses are paid directly from Abuja on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) government platform and the hospital has no hands in it. Salaries, allowances such as uniform, teaching allowances are computed and paid directly to each nursing member of staff by the Federal Government.”

The paediatric surgeon, who said there was no place for service withdrawal as a means of conflict resolution in the health sector, urged all LUTH workers to join hands in elevating our institution, saying: “Above all, let it be clearly understood that in line with existing regulations, no payment shall be made for work not done.”

The Guardian reliably gathered that in 2015, LUTH interviewed and recommended for promotion over 200 nurses, including many who had stagnated over several years due to various policies of previous governments. A list of 600 successful LUTH workers, including these nurses, was forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) for approval with suitable recommendations that they should be promoted. The ministry, however, excluded 71 nurses without the B.Sc. degree in Nursing, pointing out the existing provision made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which stipulates that a nurse must possess a B.Sc. degree in Nursing to advance beyond Level 12 of the current salary scale.

It was learnt that when the union stridently insisted that LUTH management should countermand the directive of the FMOH and promote the 71 nurses, they were advised and asked to seek direct and further clarification from the ministry. The association wrote a letter the Minister of Health on this issue and the NANNM chairman was severally implored to open up channels of communication and canvass her association’s position at various levels of government as allowed in this new democratic era. The FMOH promised to look into the complaints as well as ongoing concerted efforts by the ministry to find an amicable solution to her association’s grievance.

source: http://guardian.ng/news/luth-explains-n ... allowance/
Nigerian Nurses lighting up the world one candle at a time.

User avatar
Kunle Emmanuel
Webmaster
Webmaster
Reactions:
Posts: 2560
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Location: Lagos
Contact:

Re: LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowan

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel »

The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the hospital’s striking nurses to embrace dialogue and return to work.

Mr Kelechi Otuneme, LUTH’s Head of Corporate Services, made the plea in Lagos. According to reports nurses and midwives in the hospital, under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, had on June 10 commenced an indefinite strike. “We call on well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on our nurses and midwives to let them embrace the tested democratic norms as the only means of conflict resolution in the present dispensation,” Otuneme said. According to him, the reasons the striking workers gave in a letter they wrote to the hospital management for the strike are not tenable. “Some of the reasons include non-promotion of 71 members of their association in the 2015 promotion exercise and non-payment of teaching allowance to LUTH nurses,” he added. Otuneme said the hospital management had made several entreaties to the nurses to embrace dialogue, but they were not yielding. “In 2015, LUTH interviewed and recommended for promotion over 200 nurses, including many that had been stagnated for several years due to various policies of the previous governments. “A list of 600 successful LUTH workers, including these nurses, was forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) for approval, with suitable recommendations that they should be promoted. “The ministry, however, excluded 71 nurses without the BSc Degree in Nursing because of the existing provision made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. He said: “It stipulates that a nurse must possess a BSc Degree in nursing to advance beyond Level 12 of the current salary scale.
Nigerian Nurses lighting up the world one candle at a time.

User avatar
Kunle Emmanuel
Webmaster
Webmaster
Reactions:
Posts: 2560
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Location: Lagos
Contact:

Re: LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowan

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel »

Reacting, the chairman of the association, LUTH chapter, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, said that their action was due to inadequate equipment which had affected the operations of nurses and care for the patients. “Nurses are ready to work, but there must be provision of adequate equipment, electricity, regular water supply, provision of consumables, stationeries, motivational incentives, and arrears of legitimate benefits must be paid. “The allegation that 71 nurses concerned are union officials who failed to obtain the requisite degree is not true,”‘ she said. “All our executive members are not affected because they are all holders of BSc Degree, but the management is trying to stagnate the nurses,” Adelaja said.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/06/nurs ... ervention/
Nigerian Nurses lighting up the world one candle at a time.

User avatar
Kunle Emmanuel
Webmaster
Webmaster
Reactions:
Posts: 2560
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Location: Lagos
Contact:

Re: LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowan

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel »

Olufemi Iseyemi Folakemi
It is sweet and easy to confuse the public, Igbobi orthopaedic hospital, Yaba, Psychiatry, FMC, Ebute Meta are all federal government institutions and their teaching allowance and promotions were not denied them. Those are the nearby hospitals, others from other teaching hospitals far and near are all getting what the federal govt allotted to them.

What then is the problem with LUTH CMD, we are not calling on him , we are asking the Federal government her reason for not paying us, why is he taking it personal?
Olufemi Iseyemi Folakemi
What about the man power problem, 2 nurses to 30 patients, the non availability of working tools, machines and equipments?
What about the consumable draught.

What about the issue of welfare, working in darkness. Despite all these they believe senior nurses are not working enough, junior nurses are not employed, the few that were employed last year has only received one moth salary till date. Interview conducted for employment of new nurses has no head way till date.

Yet resident doctors and consultants are employed as at when due. Why is it that nurse to patient ratio has not increase from 1:30-2-30 since 1962 when it was established. We still have many rivers to cross, this is just the beginning. Our 22% arrears was denied us many years back, it took a great fight to get it, Luth management seems to be used to crisis. It is most unfair that nurses work so hard but we are always despised and denied of our right.
Nigerian Nurses lighting up the world one candle at a time.

Royston
Reactions:
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:55 pm
Contact:

Re: LUTH CMD explains non-promotion of 71 nurses and allowan

Unread post by Royston »

Kunle Emmanuel wrote:Urges workers to return to work, invokes ‘no work no pay’ rule

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has explained its inability to meet the demands of striking nurses under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), LUTH Chapter.

The nurses, who unilaterally downed tools on June 10, 2016, are demanding, among other things, non-promotion of 71 members of their association in the 2015 promotion exercise; and non-payment of teaching allowance to LUTH nurses.

But the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, who faulted the strike action, urged them to go back to work and that they would not be paid for the days they are on strike.
Image
Bode told The Guardian that the ongoing strike action has been called because among the 71 persons concerned are several union officials who failed to obtain the requisite degree and are now in fear of being overtaken by their better qualified younger colleagues, especially now that the 2016 promotion examinations are about to commence.

The CMD, who stated that the LUTH management had been assisting the union to press home its request, however, said the management could not and would not disobey constituted authority to pacify striking nurses who know very well that the final decision to promote workers rests with higher authorities.

On the non-payment of teaching allowance to LUTH nurses, Bode said: “This is a mischievous allegation as everyone knows that nurses are paid directly from Abuja on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) government platform and the hospital has no hands in it. Salaries, allowances such as uniform, teaching allowances are computed and paid directly to each nursing member of staff by the Federal Government.”

The paediatric surgeon, who said there was no place for service withdrawal as a means of conflict resolution in the health sector, urged all LUTH workers to join hands in elevating our institution, saying: “Above all, let it be clearly understood that in line with existing regulations, no payment shall be made for work not done.”

The Guardian reliably gathered that in 2015, LUTH interviewed and recommended for promotion over 200 nurses, including many who had stagnated over several years due to various policies of previous governments. A list of 600 successful LUTH workers, including these nurses, was forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) for approval with suitable recommendations that they should be promoted. The ministry, however, excluded 71 nurses without the B.Sc. degree in Nursing, pointing out the existing provision made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which stipulates that a nurse must possess a B.Sc. degree in Nursing to advance beyond Level 12 of the current salary scale.

It was learnt that when the union stridently insisted that LUTH management should countermand the directive of the FMOH and promote the 71 nurses, they were advised and asked to seek direct and further clarification from the ministry. The association wrote a letter the Minister of Health on this issue and the NANNM chairman was severally implored to open up channels of communication and canvass her association’s position at various levels of government as allowed in this new democratic era. The FMOH promised to look into the complaints as well as ongoing concerted efforts by the ministry to find an amicable solution to her association’s grievance.

source: http://guardian.ng/news/luth-explains-n ... allowance/
Thank you for your article. I greatly appreciate reading about all the things that your nurses are doing. It helps me to read a discussion forum post like this because it helps to know that people care about nurses in a group setting. Thank you for caring about the nurses and for helping them throughout the world. Thank you so very much.

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 39 guests