Health Workers Union Suspend Strike

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) on Sunday, September 20, announced the suspension of their seven-day warning strike.

The aggrieved workers had embarked on the strike over failure of Federal Government to address their demands.

They also accused the Federal Government of using faceless groups and organizations to blackmail and harass their leaders.

The National Chairman of JOHESU, Biobékentóye Toy Josiah, who announced the suspension of the strike in a statement, alleged that the government was bias against the union.

He explained that JOHESU would soon call for expanded National Executive Council (NEC) meeting; to take a position against the indifference exhibited against the health workers.

The statement reads: “This is to bring to your notice that the seven-day nationwide warning strike embarked upon by the members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) would come to an end at midnight of today, 20th September 2020.

“By this notice, all health workers under the five Unions that make up Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) shall return to work on Monday, 21st September 2020 across all Federal Health Institutions in the country.

“However, since the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has continued to exhibit a high level of bias/discrimination; by refusing to address the demands of our members as presented by JOHESU within the seven days of the warning strike; as was done to other bodies in the health sector; the next line of action would be decided in due course by the expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU.”

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