Today's Headlines:Another Indefinite Strike Begins, US Assistance To Afghans At Risk Has No Deadline
Another Indefinite Strike Begins Members of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital chapter of the Joint Health Sector Union went on strike on Wednesday over non-payment of promotion and allowances. Photo credit: Punch Newspapers According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this is the second time in less than two months that JOHESU members of the UITH chapter will go on strike to press the same demands.
1) FG declares health workers strike illegal The Federal Government on Sunday declared the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) strike as illegal. The health workers had declared a nationwide strike, effective from midnight on Sunday over the federal government’s failure to address their demands. But in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, the government directed the various unions in the health sector operating not to
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with relevant stake holders to extend the retirement age of health workers in the country.This is as contained in an agreement reached by the Federal Government and the Nigerian Medical Doctors Association, NMA and JOHESU The agreement has it that the retirement age for health workers be extended from 60 years to 65 years.
This opinion became pertinent in the aftermath of Covid emergence.
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge damage on world's economy.Because of the fast rising cases of COVID-19,the World Health Organization -WHO recommended that there should be lockdown in every nation,in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Those who stood to fight the pandemic are the health workers.The World Bank,IMF,and other governmental and non-governmental organizations released funds to nations to enable them fight the pandemic. Nigeria is a beneficiary of those funds,but it amazes me
JOINT HEALTH WORKERS UNIONS BEGINS NATIONWIDE STRIKE ACTION. Joints health workers union Johesu has directed all health workers in Federal hospital to embark on a Nationwide strike action today, the deadline issued to Government to meet their demands expired 12 mid-night on Sunday. The union in a statement issued on Sunday said the decision to call out it's members on the strike is taken at the meeting of it's expanded national executive council on Saturday Last Friday , leaders of Johesu had met top government
After a failed JOHESU's meeting with The representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Joint Health Sector Union declared strike action to begin today from 11:59 p.m, on Sunday, September 13, mainly because the Federal Government failed to meet their demands. It could be recalled that in a meeting held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, attended by many government officials including Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN) Minister of State for Labour and Employment and Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunimbe Mamora. JOHESU
Following the hint given by the Executive Director, National primary HealthCare Development agency, Faisal Shuaib, on Tuesday that the Federal Government may sanction every Nigerian citizen who refuses to take the Covid-19 vaccine, the Nigeria Medical Association(NMA), under the umbrella of the Joint health sector Union(JOHESU), has kicked against the move.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) may embark on an industrial action soon if their outstanding salaries are not paid. The warning was given by the president of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba during a press briefing at the labour house in Abuja, Daily Trust reported. Wabba urged the federal government to pay the two months'salaries owed the health workers arising from an industrial dispute in 2018 to avert the strike. The NLC president said: ''The
Photos Credit: Google JOHESU Steps Down Strike Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has resolved to stand down the strike threat it gave the federal government over outstanding salaries and allowances owed its members. Photos Credit: Thisdaylive JOHESU had on September 2, issued a 15-day strike ultimatum to the federal government to resolve the dispute with the health workers.
The Federal Government has called on the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to suspend its nationwide strike. Meanwhile health minister Osagie Ehanire made an appeal on Monday during a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. The health workers which was on strike, has asked the federal government to give attention to their demand, meanwhile the appeal by the health minister is necessary especially this time of the global pandemic. The appeal made by the federal government to the union of health workers
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have issued a fresh notice of industrial action and list new demands from the Government. The notification affirms exchanges with the public authority continuous as the new strike notice lapsed the evening of September 17.
Strike in Nigeria has now become part of the nation and it has continued to bring down the reputation and destroy the image of Nigeria. Is either we are talking about ASUU strike or some other association going on strike. It is quite a sad thing for the Nigerian government to still be dealing with issues relating to strike when the nation is supposed to be moving forward with other pertinent issues like, insecurity, Employment, Development, and what have you. A few days ago the joint health sector union(JOHESU)
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has alleged the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) of working against the union. The allegation was made after JOHESU had issued a notice of 15- day ultimatum and commencement of an indefinite strike action by JOHESU. Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, the National President of JOHESU, in a statement, objected a memo by NMA which was addressed to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, which according to Josiah, was proof of NMA's hatred for JOHESU.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has made it known in a statement that some health workers in our nation may possibly embark on an industrial action. The NLC leader said the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) may start the strike soon if the federal government fail to pay their outstanding salary. Ayuba Wabba, the president of NLC called for the attention of the federal government to provide the request of the workers to prevent the strike. Wabba urged FG to answer health workers demand Image Credit: @ituc_africa
Health workers, under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), went on a seven-day strike on Monday. Earlier, the union had warned of impending strikes, protesting against a lack of funding and damage to health infrastructure. The announcement was made yesterday, in a statement issued by the club's official. The union said it had completed all other measures before starting the strike. This is the second major strike by health workers in Nigeria in 2020. In June, members of the National Association of Medical
The National Association of Nurses and Midwives, has issued a 48 hour ultimatum to Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo state over refusal of fifty percent salary payment of the month of November 2020. This action came one week after the doctors under the support of the Ondo State Government Doctors' Forum started an indefinite strike. The nurses working in government hospitals in the state expressed their grievances, saying that it is impossible to work with an empty stomach, therefore they want their allowances
The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day-old admonition strike. JOHESU settled on the choice after a gathering of the association's National Executive Council (NEC) which was hung on Sunday, it said in an announcement sent to newsmen. The announcement was marked by JOHESU's public director, Biobelemoye Josiah. The association said it chose to suspend the strike, not on the grounds that its requests have been settled by the administration however
Following its deadlocked meeting with the Federal Government, the Joint Health Sector Unions have resolved to proceed with its strike with impact from midnight of Sunday, September thirteen, 2020. This become the decisions reached after its improved National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday. This became simply because the Federal Government on Sunday directed the various unions inside the fitness zone working under by using JOHESU to disregard the strike directive. JOHESU, in a three-paragraph letter
Members of the JOHESU, on Monday, began a countrywide strike called by their national management and paralyzed actions in federal public hospitals in the nation. The strike is on the non-payment of COVID-19 hazard payment, amid other welfare reimbursements purportedly guaranteed by the Federal Government. The Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, the members of JOHESU stuck medical activities. The JOHESU had previously held a congress at the FMC premises, where the union members complained about