JOHESU, the Joint Health Workers Union of Nigeria, have embarked on a nationwide strike from today.
JOHESU (the trade union of nurses and midwives, medical lab scientists and other health workers who help doctors in Nigerian public hospitals) asked its members to withdraw their services in all public hospitals, labs and clinics across the country).
The Nigerian health workers reached this decision after the National Executive Council of JOHESU had a meeting during the weekend.
In a statement they released, the health workers said JOHESU had given the Nigerian federal government one week to address all their issues. But the government did nothing.
Recently, residents doctors in the country called off their nationwide strike over pay even as the country is still battling the coronavirus challenge.
Three reasons why JOHESU declared nationwide strike in Nigeria
1. Infrastructure Issues:
The health workers asked the federal government to address the infrastructure problem in the sector.
2. Payment of Allowances:
They are also demanding payment of COVID-19 hazard allowances to their members.
3. Salary Adjustment:
The Union also want adjustment on the Consolidated Health Salary Structure, the implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria consent judgment and other court judgments, and the payment of all outstanding salary arrears.