Medical and Health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Health care Professionals, AHPA, have issued a 7–day ultimatum to embark on a nationwide industrial warning strike should the Federal government fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday 31st May, 2016.
In a joint statement by the unions, the workers expressed displeasure that the Federal government was yet to fulfill an agreement it entered into with the unions since May 2012.
“Having waited this long and exercised enough patience, we have no option than to resume the strike we suspended in February, 2014 if our collective agreements are not implemented within 15 days with effect from Tuesday 17th, 2016.
“It is our prayer that government will avail itself of this 15 days window of opportunity to address the earlier stated demands,” the statement said.
The workers are demanding for the implementation of Adjustment of salary as done for NMA since January 2014, implementation of court judgement for NANNM and Medical Laboratory Scientists among others.