Health Workers Declare Indefinite Strike

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Children ward at the General Hospital in Calabar.

The Joint Health Sector Union on Wednesday declared a nationwide indefinite strike.

JOHESU national Chairman, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin,  the Kwara State capital on Wednesday said the strike will become effective from Thursday.

He stated that the union on August 14 issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government which he said expired on September 13. He said the ultimatum was to further draw attention of government to their demands, adding that there has been no meaningful response

He also said that JOHESU issued another seven-day ultimatum on Thursday,  September 14, 2017 to again draw attention of government to their demands.

According to him,  nothing meaningful was achieved with the ultimatum.

Josiah said,  “This lackadaisical attitude of government has necessitated the resolve of JOHESU to call out all our members nationwide to withdraw their services and stay at home with effect from midnight of today(Wednesday) even after waiting patiently till this hour on the approval for adjustments of CONHESS.

However,  rallies and meetings should be held at all hospital premises every other day .

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