Published On: Thu, May 31st, 2018

Health Workers End 6-Weeks Strike, Resume Duty On Monday

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By Sadiq Umar – The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) has suspended its nationwide strike, even as it ordered all its members to resume work on Monday, June 4.

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In a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting alongside Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) in Abuja, the striking Health Workers said the NEC approved that the six-weeks old strike be suspended.

The communiqué read in part: “The various gains from the meetings with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, were presented to the NEC of JOHESU, after exhaustive deliberations and discussions, the NEC in session approved that the six-week old strike be suspended this day Thursday, May 31, 2018 because of the sympathy the unions have for the suffering Nigerian masses and also to pave way for further negotiations to continue on Monday, June 4, 2018.”

Members of JOHESU have been on strike since April 18.

Earlier on Wednesday, the leadership of the union met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, after which it assured of the end of the strike.


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