JUST IN: Why we suspended nationwide strike - JOHESU

The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) on Sunday suspended its seven-day warning strike.

It’s National Chairman, Comrade Biobékentóye Toy Josiah, in a statement, said the union would soon convene an expanded National Executive Council meeting to take a position against the indifference exhibited against them.

“This is to bring to your notice that the 7-day nationwide warning strike embarked upon by the members of the Joint Health Sector Unions would come to end midnight of today, September 20, 2020.

“By this notice, all health workers under the five Unions that make up JOHESU and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations 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.

“JOHESU will continue to use all legitimate means to defend the rights and demands for the welfare of its members in the health sector. “Nigerians should bear us witness that JOHESU has shown high patriotism by demanding that the public health system in Nigeria is sustained and adequately financed for effective, efficient, and affordable healthcare service delivery.”

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