Kwara state health workers to begin strike May 2nd

The Kwara State Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) will begin its indefinite strike on May 2nd. A statement yesterday by the Chairman, Mr Muritala Olayinka, noted that the indefinite strike will start midnight of May 2nd because the 19-day ultimatum given to the government will lapse on May 1st.

They are demanding upward review of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) from 50 percent to 100 percent, and promotion of workers with financial backing. Mr Olayinka also cited unpaid arrears of council workers, noting that the union would not go back on its decision until its demands were met. The governor’s media aide, Muideen Akorede, said the government was looking into the issue.