JOHESU announces date for nationwide strike
By John Owen Nwachukwu
The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended on 30th May 2018.
The body said this was imperative following Federal Government’s failure to resolve lingering disputes.
It said it would down tool if the issues in dispute are not resolved by Thursday, 31st January, 2019.
JOHESU chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah issued the 15-day strike notice in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
He stated, “In view of the apparent indifference of government to permanently resolve these lingering issues, some of which have persisted for over five years now, the Joint Health Sector Unions by this letter notifies the Federal Government of her resolve to resume the suspended industrial action by Thursday, 31st January, 2019.
“Having waited for this long it is surprising that the following matters have not been resolved,” he noted.
Among issues at stake are upward adjustment of the CONHESS Salary structure; unjustified withholding of the salaries of JOHESU members for the months of April and May, 2018 and headship of hospital departments.
Others are non promotion of members on CONHESS 14 – 15 as Directors in some Federal Health Institutions and implementation of Consultancy Cadre to JOHESU members