The Joint Health Sector Unions and the Assembly of Health Care Professional Association have gone on strike indefinitely.
During a press conference on Thursday, JOHESU National Vice President Dr Obinna Ogbonna announced that the union would go on indefinite strike immediately.
Ogbonna explained that the strike was triggered by the Federal government’s indifference to JOHESU’s demands.
In a letter dated May 9, 2023, JOHESU gave the Federal Government a 15-day deadline to meet its demands.
Announcing the union’s decision, Obinna said, “Consequent upon the nonchalant, biased and lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Ministry of Health against JOHESU members and the resolution of the expanded National Executive Council meeting of the JOHESU held on Monday, May 8, 2023, our members in Federal Health Institutions nationwide are hereby directed to withdraw their services indefinitely commencing from 00:00 hour on Thursday, May 25, 2023.”
The health unions signatory to the decision to commence strike under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) comprises four (4) affiliate unions: Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA)).
JOHESU is the largest workforce in Nigeria’s Health Sector and are majorly found in secondary and tertiary medical and health institutions.
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