JOHESU suspends nationwide strike

Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day warning strike.

The  health workers union has directed its members to resume work nationwide from Monday, September 21, 2020.

It stated that it called off the strike despite refusal of the Federal Government to address demands of its members as was done to other bodies in the health sector.

The health workers union in a statement on Sunday said its next line of action would be decided by the expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU in due course.

The statement by its National Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, JOHESU accused the Federal Government of resorting to intimidation and blackmail instead of calling for dialogue to resolve the trade dispute.

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The health workers , on September 13, 2020, had proceeded on strike following the inability of the Federal Government to meet demands of its members.

The body said some of its demand include: non-implementation of the September 20, 2017 agreement on COHESS adjustment; some court judgments in favour of the union; a review of the implementation of covid – 19 hazard allowance, non-payment of all withheld salaries of members at JUTH, FMC Owerri, LUTH, among others.

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