JOHESU Suspends Strike For Three Weeks, After Meeting Tinubu - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

JOHESU Suspends Strike For Three Weeks, After Meeting Tinubu

Health workers at tertiary health facilities in Nigeria, under the aegis, Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have suspended their  indefinite strike for 21 days.

The leadership of the union announced the suspension after  meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday.

The Acting National Secretary of the union, Matthew Ajirotu in a text message sent , said the president promised to approve their demands.

 Tinubu meets striking health workers, calls for resumption
He said, “JOHESU has just suspended its strike with a caveat to review it after 21 days.

“We met President Tinubu today at a 1-hour parley and he promised to give approval to the demands after further consultations with appropriate quarters in government.”

Edu-biznews recalled that the union began its Indefinite strike on the 25th of May, 2023 at various Federal Government's health facilities, accusing the government  of not adjusting Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for health workers as it was done with Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) for physicians 

Other  demands includes immediate payment of omissions and shortfalls in the COVID-19 hazard allowances of affected health workers in federal health institutions. 

They are also calling for recognition of health workers in non-core hospital facilities in payment of the hazard allowance.

The union is  demanding speedy implementation of increase in retirement age from 60 to 65 years, and 70 years for consultants in the health professions.

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