The National council of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has announced they’re stepping down their planned nationwide strike in consideration for suffering it’s likely to cause Nigerians. The strike was scheduled for September 18, 2021.
The union went on to mention that it’s given the federal another 15 days to satisfy its demands. The union said that it’ll not be liable for any action taken if the govt refused to satisfy their demands.
While it called on the Federal Ministry of Health to make sure speedy circularisation of all establishment and welfare matters as agreed during negotiation meetings, JOHESU also said its decision to toe the trail of diplomacy was inconsideration of an appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari on the necessity for the union to point out understanding together with his administration and his pledge to pay any debt owed doctors .
Contained during a in communique signed by its Ag. National Secretary, Comrade Mathew O. Ajorutu, for National Chairman, following a unanimous decision reached at its Expanded National council Emergency meeting held in Abuja, the Union in strongly terms said; “NEC-in- Session urges the federal to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU within the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the stress within the fifteen days window.”
In part, the communique reads; “The emergency meeting of the expanded National council of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), happened today, Friday, 17th September, 2021. The expanded NEC comprising of the Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions and Professional Associations, NEC members of affiliate unions and JOHESU Chairmen and Secretaries at the State and Branch levels.