The Assembly of Health Care Professional Association and the Joint Health Sector Unions have instructed their members to go on an indefinite strike.
This was stated at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja by Dr. Obinna Ogbonna, National Vice President of JOHESU.
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, the Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, and the Senior Staff Association of Universities’ Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes, and Associated Institutions all fall under the umbrella organization known as JOHESU.
The leadership of JOHESU had in a letter dated May 9, 2023, issued a 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government over alleged inconsistencies of the government in the ongoing negotiations to adjust the Consolidated Health Salary Structure for health workers on their platforms.
The 15-day deadline began on May 10, 2023, and it will end on May 24, 2023, at midnight.
Obinna said, “It becomes imperative to inform you that our members have been directed by the JOHESU National Executive Council to proceed on an indefinite strike action upon expiration of the ultimatum by midnight of May 25, 2023,” adding that “the Federal Government has yet to meet these demands.”
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