States, local govt health workers to join national strike

States, local govt health workers to join national strike

- The whole situation of national strike of health workers may be taking a drastic turn for the worst as state and local government health workers are trying to join in the strike

- Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, the national chairman of JOHESU said the association is planning do to so since the government is not doing anything about it

- The association of all health workers except doctors is said to have been on strike for some time now

Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, the national chairman of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Wednesday, May 9, declared that the states and local governments will join the ongoing national health workers within 24 hours.

It seems the whole situation may worsen if the state and local government health workers are join in the the federal hospitals across the country that are still in partial lock-down.

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Premium Times reports that Josiah who made this known in Abuja said it is unfortunate that nothing has been done about the crisis, after a series of meetings with the government.

It was learnt that an association of all health workers except doctors, has been on strike for three weeks now.

The striking union had repeatedly vowed to press their state and local government counterparts to join, to bring maximum pressure on the federal government to meet their demands.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the JOHESU declared a nationwide indefinite strike.

Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on Wednesday, September 20 said the strike would become effective from Thursday, September 21.

He stated that the union on August 14 issued a 30 days ultimatum to the federal government which he said expired on September 13.

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Source: Naija.ng

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