Breaking: JOHESU declares nationwide strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, which is the umbrella body for health workers in Nigeria, has declared a nationwide strike. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, asked its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020.

The statement was titled ‘Notice of 15-day ultimatum/outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting’.

The leadership of the health workers had on Friday met with the Federal Government on the industrial action.After the meeting, the unions demanded to consult its members on the agreements reached with the FG and report back to the Ministry of Labour by Saturday, 12th of September.

But in the statement on Sunday, the health workers said the strike would hold as planned, noting that it was necessitated by the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.The national leader of JOHESU, Biobelemoye Josiah, also confirmed the commencement of the industrial action.

See the full statement below:

JOINT HEALTH SECTOR UNIONS &

ASSEMBLY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Ayuba Wabba House, Plot 803, Cadastral Zone, Bo2 Durumi District, Area 1 Garkl-Abuja

Email:johesuonline@gmail.com Tel: 08034029560, 08033556014

HO/JOHESU/ADM/FMoH/VOL.I/58

12h September 2020

The Honourable Minister

Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment

Federal Secretariat Complex

Abuja

Dear Sir,

RE: NOTICE OF 15-DAY ULTIMATUM/OUTCOME OF JOHESU

EXPANDED NEC MEETING

You would recall that at the end of the meeting held in your office on

Thursday, 10″ September 2020, JOHESU demanded that the outcome of the meeting between JOHESU and the Federal Government be reported back to our expanded NEC meeting and give feedback to the Federal government within 48 hours.

In light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held today, Saturday, 12″ September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.

Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September 2020, our members shall withdraw their services due to the Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands.

Kindly accept the assurances of our high esteem.

Signed:

Com. Biobelemoye Joy Josiah,

President

Medical & Health Workers’

Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)

Com. (Dr.) Silas Adamu

Secretary-General

Medical & Health Workers’

Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)

Com. A. A. Adenij mn

President,

National Association of Nigeria

Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)

Com A. A. Shettima

General Secretary

National Association of Nigeria

Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)

Com. (Dr)A. B. Akintola

President,

Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes

And Associated Institutions (55AUTHRIAI)

Com. (Dr.) Ezekiel Popoola

General 5ecretary

Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes

And Associated Institutions (5SAUTHRIAI)

Com. Martin Egbanubi

General Secretary

Nigerian Union of Allied

Health Professionals (NUAHI

Com. (Dr.) 0.. Ogbonna

President

Nigerian Union of Alied

Health Professionals NUAtP)

Com. Hassan Makolo

National President,

Non-Academic Staff Union of

Educational & Associated

Institutions (NASU)

Com. P. A. Adeyem

General Secretary

Non-Academic Staff Union of

Educational & Associated

Institutions (NASU)

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