Health Workers To Embark On Strike Sept. 20
The Joint Health Sector Union?s and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU), has said it would embark on a nationwide strike on September 20, 2017.
The group, in a leter titled: ‘Looming Nationwide Industrial Action: Request for Audience,’ demanded that if the federal government refused to address its agitations earnestly, it would have no option but to shut down health care facilities nationwide.
The part statement reads: “We write on behalf of the leadership of Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, a body which makes up about 95 per cent of health workers and health care providers, to seek for your intervention in the protracted demands and agitations between JOHESU and the federal government since 2014 by granting us urgent audience yesterday, at 10a.m. or any other date not later than a week before September 30.
“We are compelled to seek your intervention so as to avert indefinite industrial action in the health industry. We are aware of the sensitive and important nature of our service to human lives, hence our proactive measure in prevention rather than curative.
“JOHESU is aware of your recent laudable role in intervening and resolving of the issues of the medical doctors while they were on strike.
“While thanking you for your kind approval to meet with us on September 13, accept the assurances of our best wishes.