Monday, November 19, 2018

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    JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has appealed the ruling of the national industrial court (NIC) ordering it to end the ongoing strike and resume work.The union said before it received the court order, it had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit.The court had on May 17 ordered health workers — under JOHESU — [...]

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    JOHESU asks members not to suspend strike — despite court order

JOHESU asks members not to suspend strike — despite court order

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has asked its members to carry on with the strike despite a court order directing health workers to resume work within 24 hours.On Thursday, the National Industrial Court in Abuja ordered the health workers — who have been on strike since April 17 — to suspend the industrial action and resume work within 24 [...]

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    JOHESU ‘relaxes strike’ in four states, asks Buhari to sack Adewole

JOHESU ‘relaxes strike’ in four states, asks Buhari to sack Adewole

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has called off strike in Lagos, Kano, Yobe and Niger states.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Biobelemoye Josiah (pictured), JOHESU chairman, called on all health workers in the four states  to relax the strike following the “implementation” of the agreement by the states.He also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Isaac Adewole, minister [...]

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    Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to go on strike if a key demand of the striking health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is met.The health workers are asking, among other things, to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the NMA said is "callous and ill-motivated".The JOHESU strike, which has been [...]

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    More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

Medical services have stopped in public health facilities in Kano after health workers in the state joined the ongoing nationwide strike.The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) had announced an indefinite strike on April 17, citing the government’s refusal to meet its demands.One of such demands is to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the federal [...]

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    JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the demand of officials of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to be at par with doctors in terms of salary is neither practicable nor acceptable.Disclosing this in a statement on Monday, Adewole said the current administrationt has offered to adjust the salaries and wages of the health workers.He was reacting to the advertorial by [...]

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    FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

The federal government has appealed to the striking members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to return to work.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made the appeal in a statement issued on Wednesday by Samuel Olowookere, director of press in the ministry.Ngige said he was surprised that the union decided to embark on another round of nationwide strike [...]

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    ‘No retreat, no surrender’ — health workers begin indefinite strike

‘No retreat, no surrender’ — health workers begin indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has commenced its nationwide indefinite strike.Obisesan Oluwatuyi, general secretary of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in Abuja.Oluwatuyi said the workers will not call off the strike until the government meets their demands.He said: “The soldiers have been let loose, no [...]

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    Health workers to begin nationwide strike April 7

Health workers to begin nationwide strike April 7

Health workers in Nigeria, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (AHPA), will commence an indefinite strike on April 7.Chimele Ogbonna, vice-president of JOHESU, made the disclosure on Thursday in Jos, when he led national officials of the body on a sensitisation visit to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Ogbonna said the health [...]

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    FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

The federal government has not been able to reach an agreement with striking health workers in the country.On Tuesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, and Isaac Adewole, health minister, met with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), but the meeting ended in deadlock.Ngige criticised the health workers for "not following the provisions" of existing labour laws, [...]

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