BREAKING: JOHESU Begins Nationwide Strike
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), an umbrella body for all health workers’ associations has began its planned strike following inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
The union urged its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020.
In a statement released on Sunday morning, the leadership of JOHESU said it took the decision at the end of its expanded National Executive Council on Saturday.
According to the statement, the unions unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the conciliatory meeting with the Federal Government last week, the strike notice was still germane and alive.
The statement stated: “In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September, 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government, that the strike notice is still germane and alive.
“Therefore, the 15-day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday, 13th September, 2020 our members shall withdraw their services due to to Federal Government’s inability to meet their demands.”