JOHESU BEGS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR TWO MONTHS’ SALARY CUSHION ECONOMIC PLIGHT

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Isaac-Adewole

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has appealed to the Federal Government as its agreement to pay its members April and May salary to suspend their strike.

After a Congress Meeting of the Union, the branch Chairman, Federal Medical Centre (FMC Keffi), Nasarawa State, Mr Achimugu Isaiah, disclosed on Wednesday that the Federal Government had not fulfill  their agreement to them.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Achimugu Isaiah said that, JOHESU consisted of many unions which include the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN) as well as Senior Staff Association of University Teaching Hospitals, adding that payment of salary to this union would cushion their economic plight.

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He added that, JOHESU which had embarked on an indefinite nationwide industrial action on April 18 and resumed work on May 31, payment of the union salary would boost members’ morale toward effective healthcare service delivery.

He disclosed that some of the demands made by the union to the Federal government included the upward adjustment of salary scale, review of retirement age from 60 to 65 years, employment of additional health professionals and implementation of court judgment.

Mr Achimugu Isaiah urged the Federal Government to do the needful by implementing the demands of the union so as to put the issues that led to the strike to an end.

The chairman also urged the members of the union to be law abiding, remain calm and continue with their normal duties.

 

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