JOHESU issues 15-day ultimatum to FG, suspends proposed industrial action

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The Joint Health Sectors Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have issued a 15-day ultimatum to Federal Government to meet the demand of Union.

Earlier the Union had planned to commence an industrial action with effect from 12 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. However, this scheduled strike action has been put on hold with an ultimatum.

The unions had planned to embark owing to unmet demands.

This decision came following also an emergency meeting of the expanded National Executive Council of the JOHESU and AHPA on Friday.

Both unions charged the Federal Government to fasten action and fulfil their demands within 15 days.

The unions decisions were contained in a communique signed by the acting National General, JOHESU, Mathew Ajorutu, issued at the end of the meeting.

The communique read, “NEC-in-Session after long hours of exhaustive of deliberations on issues surrounding the planned strike action resolved as follows:

“The Federal Ministry of Health should ensure speedy circularisation of all establishment and welfare matters as agreed during negotiation meetings.

“The Federal Government should ensure that the new data for the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to the ‘High-Level Body’ of the FG not later than Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 as agreed.

“NEC-in-Session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the ‘High-Level Body’ complete and submit the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the 30th September 2021 submission window.”

The union further urged the FG to reciprocate “the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the 15 days window.”

“Finally, NEC-in-Session unanimously adopts a resolution to step down the notice of strike action due to expire mid-night 17th September 2021 and issue a fresh notice of 15 days.”