JOHESU Suspends 6-Week Old Strike
There’s relief in the nation’s health sector as National Chairman of the Joint health Workers Union, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, that the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) has suspended their crippling six-week strike.
The union had embarked on an industrial action on April 17 to demand the upward adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) as agreed in the Memorandum of Terms of Settlement signed on 30th September 2017 with the federal government.
Mr Josiah told newsmen in Abuja Thursday that the union approved the suspension of the strike because of the sympathy they have for the suffering Nigerian masses, and to pave way for further negotiations to continue on Monday next week.
He added that the strike was not suspended because of the recent order by the National Industrial Court but because the intervention of the Senate President Bukola Saraki played a major role.
The JOHESU leader stressed that the strike action was not politically motivated but to save the health sector from imminent collapse.
He said that the union was not unmindful of the various threats letters and circulars emanating from the Federal Ministry of Health and managements of hospitals across the country.
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