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  • Updated: June 01, 2023

Strike: FG, Doctors Hold Second Meeting

A second meeting between the federal government and the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) will take place on Thursday to tackle issues revolving around the ongoing strike.

The meeting was revealed by JOHESU National Vice-Chairman, Dr Obinna Ogbonna in an interview with Punch.

A meeting between both parties last Thursday ended in a deadlock and the industrial action was embarked on by the union to press home their demands.

Among other things, the health workers want the immediate approval and implementation of the Technical Committee report on Consolidated Health Salary Structure Adjustment by the Federal Government; the immediate payment of the omission and shortfall in the COVID-19 hazard/inducement allowances of affected health workers in federal health institutions; the recognition of support health workers in hospital facilities in the payment of the new hazard allowance; and the payment and inculcation of peculiar allowances to health workers under the aegis of JOHESU/AHPA.

In his chat with the aforementioned news outlet, Ogbonna stated that the meeting on Thursday will commence by 12 pm.

 “We will be meeting with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment today (Thursday) by 12 pm.

“The permanent secretary of the ministry will take charge because that is the hierarchy of power when the minister is not available.

“All our executive members will be there at the meeting and the Federal Ministry of Health will be there so that we will present the matter. The Ministry of Labour is acting as the conciliator.”

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