Strike looms in Abia health sector as JOHESU gives 15-day ultimatum
Public health workers in Abia State have issued the state government a 15-day ultimatum to settle their entitlements. The workers, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Professionals (AHPA), warned Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to accede to their demands or risk industrial action. They issued the ultimatum after their…
Ekiti health workers begin 7-day warning strike Monday
Ekiti State chapter of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is to commence a seven-day warning strike on Monday to press home its demand for payment of its members’ outstanding benefits. The stay-at-home directive is contained in a letter the union addressed to Prof. Kayode Olabanji, Chief Medical Director, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital. The…
JOHESU strike to endanger more lives, says FG
The Presidential Task Force (PTF), yesterday, admitted that the ongoing strike by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) would endanger more lives, as measures are being intensified to contain the spread of the disease. The panel’s Chairman and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who was speaking at its weekly briefing in…
Nigeria winning fight against COVID-19 – PTF
Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)/Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria’s national response on COVID-19...
Pharmacists, nurses, others begin indefinite strike today over welfare
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) are, today, embarking on an indefinite strike after a 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands. Membership of both bodies constitutes 70 per cent of workers in hospitals, including pharmacists, nurses, medical laboratory scientists and physiotherapists. The strikers are…
FG urges health workers to shelve impending strike
The Federal Government has urged the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Unions Professionals (JOHESU) to shelve its impending warning strike across the country.
How to curtail frequent health workers’ strikes, by Amibor
Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Amibor, a public health specialist/health educator and National Chairman, Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN)
Crisis looms in health sector over COVID-19 hazard allowance
Another round of crisis appears imminent in Nigeria’s health sector, as the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), yesterday, decried the alleged discrepancies in the COVID-19 hazard allowance