JOHESU’ s strike and needless loss of lives
I was not unaware of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members’ indefinite industrial action which commenced nationwide on April 18, but did not really give it much consideration as it was viewed as one of the usual national brouhahas that will somehow fizzle out with time.
NMA urges FG to declare JOHESU illegal, warns unions against assaulting doctors
The Kaduna State Branch Chairman of the association, Dr. Abdulrahman Shu, who spoke yesterday at press conference organised in the state to declare the position of NMA regarding the present strike by JOHESU, said doctors in Kaduna had been going about their legitimate duties in all public health facilities across the state.
Senate begs JOHESU to end strike over fresh Ebola outbreak
The Senate yesterday pleaded with the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to call off the strike it embarked upon over three weeks ago, which has affected the health sector across the country. JOHESU had on April 18, embarked on industrial action due to what it described as the insensitivity and lackadaisical attitude of drivers of the…
JOHESU strike: Bauchi state health workers join strike, patients stranded
Bauchi state health workers have joined the ongoing strike as directed by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), grounding activities at the state hospitals, leaving patients stranded. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent who visited General Hospital in Bayara town and the Specialists’ Hospital, Bauchi Metropolis on Monday, reports that health workers had deserted…
ESUTH health workers to join JOHESU strike on Tuesday
Enugu State Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), has said that it will begin an indefinite strike Tuesday midnight. Mr Ben Asogwa, the Chairman of JOHESU, ESUTH chapter, disclosed this while addressing members of the union on Monday in Enugu. Asogwa blamed Enugu State Government for the…
Doctors threaten action, reject pay parity, consultancy cadre, others
Doctors under the auspices of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have threatened to resume strike if the Federal Government failed to meet the demands of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA).
JOHESU urges states’, councils’ health workers to join strike
Following the inability of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the striking health workers, the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has directed state and local council health workers to join the strike nationwide with effect from midnight, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The National Chairman of JOHESU, Josiah Biobelemoye, who spoke with journalists yesterday…
Man jumps to death at UCH
A man in his early 50s yesterday morning committed suicide by deliberately plunging from the fifth floor of the administrative building of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State.
JOHESU demand not practicable, acceptable - Minister
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said on Monday that the demand by striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) for salary parity with medical doctors was neither practicable nor acceptable.