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JOHESU Suspends Seven Days Warning Strike

The leadership of health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day warning strike.

It directed its members to resume work nationwide from tomorrow, Monday, September 22, 2020.

The union said it called off the strike despite refusal of the Federal Government to address demands of its members.

In a statement on Sunday, the union says its next line of action would be decided by the Expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU in due course.

In the statement signed by its National Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, JOHESU accuses the Federal Government of resorting to intimidation and blackmail instead of calling for dialogue to resolve the trade dispute.

JOHESU, on September 13, 2020, had proceeded on strike following the inability of the Federal Government to meet demands of its members.

Some of JOHESU’s grievances include: non-implementation of the September 20, 2017 agreement on COHESS adjustment; some court judgments in favour of the union; a review of the implementation of covid – 19 hazard allowance, non-payment of all withheld salaries of members at JUTH, FMC Owerri, LUTH, among others.

mnt Agboola

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