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Health Workers Resume Across South West

Following the suspension of the seven day warning strike by the National Body of The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, health workers at the university college hospital, UCH have complied with the directive.

In a statement issued by JOHESU and made available to newsmen, Chairman, Joint Action Congress UCH, Mr. Adeolu Alli said all health workers at the hospital have being instructed to comply with the directive.

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Mr. Alli urged health workers to continue their daily activities as they await further directives from the national body.

The statement issued by JOHESU indicates that their demands have not being met by the federal government.

Meanwhile patients and their relatives have heaved a sigh of relief following the strike suspension as they have been the worst hit before now.

In a related development, The Joint Health sector Workers Union JOHESU of the Federal Medical Centre Idi Aba, Abeokuta has called off the seven day warning industrial action as called by the national body of the union.

A visit to the hospital in Abeokuta revealed that members of the union have returned to their duty posts.

The union had decried the infrastructural decay in various government hospitals across the country and alleged injustice against their members in the scheme of things in the Health sector.

Activities had been paralysed at the hospital while the strike lasted.

The JOHESU leadership at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba was reported to have also called a Congress very early to brief it’s members on the decision to call off the industrial action.

Similarly, Osun Chapter of JOHESU, in public health facilities has suspended its seven day warning strike.

Some of the members of the union who resumed early this morning at the Ilesa Wesley Guild Hospital, annex of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAUTH, Ile Ife said the executive council directed them to do so.

Speaking on the development, the JOHESU Branch Secretary, OAUTH, Comrade Babajide Akanji explained that the warning strike ended midnight on Sunday.

He stated that though government was yet to address the demands of JOHESU, the members returned to duty in the interest of people.

Comrade Akanji appreciated the members for their cooperation while the industrial action lasted announcing that the next line of action would soon be decided by National Council of JOHESU.

Lilian Ibomor/Wale Oluokun/Isaac Haastrup

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