Nigerian health workers launch strike over hazard pay

Doctor face masked - Nigerian health workers launch strike over hazard payNigerian well being staff have commenced a strike motion on Monday over non fee of COVID-19 bonuses and insufficient amenities.

This strike motion comes 4 days after resident medical doctors within the nation known as off their strike.

The Joint Well being Staff Union (JOHESU) who known as for the strike includes well being staff within the fore entrance of the nation’s battle towards coronavirus which incorporates pharmacists, nurses, midwives and radiographers.

The strike was prompted after they held a gathering with the authorities who did not conform to its calls for on the again pay, a virus hazard allowance in addition to badly wanted hospital repairs.

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“It was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved on the mentioned assembly with the federal authorities, that the strike discover remains to be germane and alive,” the union mentioned.

As of midnight Sunday, “our members shall withdraw their companies as a result of federal authorities’s incapability to satisfy their calls for,” it added in a press release.

Nevertheless, the Nigerian authorities has condemned the strike as pointless, ill-timed and unlawful.

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Nigeria has thus far recorded 56,256 circumstances and 1,082 deaths.

“Any strike now’s inimical to an equable settlement of the dispute, taking into account particularly that it is a grave interval of a pandemic,” the labour ministry mentioned in a press release late Sunday.

In keeping with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management over 1,000 well being staff have been contaminated,

 

 

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