JOHESU threatens to begin nationwide strike today

President of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, said that the union would commence an indefinite nationwide strike by midnight today. Mr Biobelemoye said this when he led the union executive on a courtesy visit to the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. JafaruMomoh, in his office. He alleged that the union members had been treated as slaves by the Minster of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole.

He said that the minister failed to implement the agreement reached by the union with the Federal Government on September 30th, 2017 for upward adjustment of CONHESS. The Chairman, Board of National Hospital, Abuja, Ms Patricia Etteh, appealed to union officials to shelve its proposed strike in the interest of the people. Also speaking, the CMD, pleaded with the union not to withdraw emergency services in hospitals in the event of any strike.