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JOHESU, AHPA give15-day ultimatum to govt

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The Joint Health Workers’ Union JOHESU and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, AHPA have served the Federal Government fifteen days’ notice to go on strike.

In the notice which took effect from May 10, the health professionals said the decision to embark on the strike was taken after an expanded emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of both bodies held in Abuja.

They are demanding an end to alleged inconsistency in the ongoing negotiation for the adjustment of CONHESS salary scale for non-Physician health cadres.

They are also asking for payment of withheld salaries of members at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Jos University Teaching Hospital and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital since April 2018.

In a letter to the Minister of Health dated May 9th, the Unions accused the Ministry of Health of attempting to deviate from agreed rules and terms of their engagement which emphasized non-discrimination in the wages and benefit package of health workers.

The Unions therefore called for the immediate implementation of the circular on Consultant Pharmacy cadre in the public service without which they would down tools on the 24th of this month.

Reporting by Fabian Anawo; Editing by Fany Olumoye and Annabel Nwachukwu