The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has asked it members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020 and embark on a nationwide strike.
This decision was reached after the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union held a meeting on Saturday.
JOHESU in a statement on Sunday titled ‘Notice of 15-day ultimatum/outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting,said it gave the federal government one week to address all lingering issues and nothing concrete had been achieved.
The health workers are asking the Federal Government to address the failures and decaying infrastructure in the health sector and pay the shortfall in COVID-19 hazard allowances for their members.
The Union is also seeking the adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure, implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria consent judgment and other court judgments, and pay all outstanding salary arrears.
“In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September, 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.
“Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September, 2020 our members shall withdraw their services due to Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands,” the statement added.