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Health Workers Union, JOHESU Suspends Nationwide Strike
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Health Workers Union, JOHESU Suspends Nationwide Strike

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Image result for JOHESU suspends strike, to resume WednesdayThe Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, has suspended its nine-day-old strike.

The union made the decision following a nine-hour meeting with the federal government in Abuja on Saturday.

The national chairman of the union, Biobelemoye Josiah, said the strike had been suspended “in principle. He said a meeting of the union will be held on Tuesday to take the final decision.

The union has reached an agreement with the Federal government and workers are to resume on Wednesday.

 

Health workers under the union had started an industrial action on September 21, a day after it declared the strike.

They went on strike one week after the Federal Government resolved the dispute with resident doctors.

The union had demanded the revamp of infrastructure in the tertiary health institutions; report of the inter-ministerial sub-committee on critical matters in the health sector; professional autonomy; among others.

Saturday’s meeting between the leadership of the union and representatives of the Federal Government was the second reconciliatory meeting between both sides.

The first meeting between both sides earlier in the week had ended in a deadlock with both sides disagreeing on the legality of the strike.

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