Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "JOHESU"

    NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja.The minister had earlier threatened not to pay the salaries of JOHESU members [...]

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    Health workers blow hot, say no going back on strike

Health workers blow hot, say no going back on strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it will continue its nationwide strike until the federal government implements certain agreements reached between the two parties on September 30, 2017.JOHESU said it will not be deterred by a court injunction compelling its members to return to work.Josiah Biobelemoye, national chairman of the union, made this known on Monday at a rally [...]

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    JOHESU strike will soon be over, says Adewole

JOHESU strike will soon be over, says Adewole

Issac Adewole, minister of health, says the federal government is doing all it can to end the ongoing indefinite strike by Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).In an interview with NAN, Adewole said government was not happy with the strike.“The JOHESU strike will soon be over. The federal government is doing everything possible to bring the strike to an end,” the [...]

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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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    An unnecessary strike

An unnecessary strike

When disaster strikes close home, it speaks eloquently. I never took the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) – what a name – serious until a neighbour got entangled and nearly lost her three-year-old son. Sometimes, journalists forget that statistics are not just mere figures but could be human beings as well and until you’re involved in something, one might not [...]

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    JOHESU says no member involved in auto crash, vows to continue strike

JOHESU says no member involved in auto crash, vows to continue strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says none of its members was involved in the reported auto crash in Benin, Edo state. At least 19 people reported to be members of the union were said to have sustained injuries in a road accident on Saturday.Forty of the health workers were said to be on their way to a function in Auchi [...]

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    19 JOHESU members injured in auto crash

19 JOHESU members injured in auto crash

At least 19 members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) sustained injuries in an accident along the Benin-Auchi Road on Saturday.The workers are said to be staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) chapter of the union.According to Channels, 40 of the health workers were on their way to a function in Auchi when the accident occurred.The [...]

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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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    JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has accused the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) of frustrating efforts to end its four-week-old strike.Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Monday, Biobebelemoye Josiah, JOHESU national chairman, also said the ministry of health is collaborating with the doctors to suppress the union's demands.JOHESU on April 17 embarked on an industrial action to press home [...]

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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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    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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    Health workers suspend nationwide strike

Health workers suspend nationwide strike

The  Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU) has suspended its industrial action.This followed a meeting between the leadership of the union and representatives of the federal government in Abuja.Biobelemoye Josiah, chairman of the union, has directed members to resume work on Wednesday, saying the strike was suspended "in principle".Josiah said another meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, [...]

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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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    Health workers to begin strike ‘worse than Operation Python Dance’

Health workers to begin strike ‘worse than Operation Python Dance’

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) says it will begin a nationwide strike next Wednesday.The union said the planned action was due to the government's failure to meet its demands.Its demands include payment of arrears of specialist allowances and upgrade of members of the union due for promotion.JOHESU tagged the planned action 'Operation Alligator Bite', saying it would be more [...]

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    Health workers suspend three-month strike

Health workers suspend three-month strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has called off its three-month nationwide strike.Ayuba Wabba, the chairman of the union, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, saying the body arrived at the decision after the personal intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan.Wabba directed members to resume work immediately."The strike has been on for the past three months, we had [...]

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