Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), a union which consists of the medical and health workers has threatened to resume its suspended strike, should the Federal Government fail to meet its demands under contention within the next 14 days. This was made known by the National vice chairman of JOHESU, Ogbonna Chimela in a phone chat
This was contained in a letter signed by the National Chairman of JOHESU, Biobelemoye Josiah, and addressed to the minister of Labor and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Josiah, the issues at stake includes upward adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS); unjustified withholding of the salaries of JOHESU members for the months of April and May, 2018 and headship of hospital departments, non-promotion of members on CONHESS 14 – 15 as Directors in some Federal Health Institutions, and implementation of Consultancy Cadre to JOHESU members.
The letter reads “In view of the apparent indifference of the government to permanently resolve these lingering issues, some of which have persisted for over five years now, the Joint Health Sector Unions by this letter notifies the Federal Government of her resolve to resume the suspended industrial action by Thursday, 31st January 2019. Having waited for this long it is surprising that the following matters have not been resolved.”