BREAKING: Health workers commence strike after meeting with FG


The Joint Health Sector Unions(JOHESU) has commenced its planned strike following inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

Daily Times reports that JOHESU members will begin the strike from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020.

The union said it took the decision at the end of its expanded National Executive Council on Saturday.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Thursday, September 10 had announced it had an agreement with the unions.

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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, September 13, JOHESU said, “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 to Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands.”

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