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Allowance!Nigeria Health Workers Declare A 15-day Strike Over Covid-19 Allowance

Allowance!Nigeria Health Workers Declare A 15-day Strike Over Covid-19 Allowance

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Allowance!Nigeria Health Workers Declare A 15-day Strike Over Covid-19 Allowance

In a letter signed by JOHESU National Chairman and other executives, the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals have issued a 15-day strike notice to the Federal Government over failure to correct errors and omissions in the payment of 3 months Covid-19 hazard allowance.

Addressing the letter to the office of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire with copies to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the health workers say the 15-day ultimatum which commenced on Sunday, August 30 is among others, to push for payment of all withheld salaries, including those of April and May 2018.

The letter warns that against the wish of health workers to cripple the sector, especially at a time when the country is fighting Covid-19 pandemic, an indefinite and total strike will begin from midnight of September 13, 2020, should the government continue to turn deaf ears to their demands.

JOHESU is demanding also the adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure, CONHESS as was done with Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMES5 for doctors since 2014. The workers are equally calling for immediate implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria Alternative Dispute Resolution Consent judgement and other court pronouncements.

-Gerrald GB

Nana Kyerematen, known professionally as Mr_Kyerematen is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. Kindly Follow On Instagram[@mr_kyerematen.gh].

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