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JOHESU suspends strike

File photo: Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) during a protest

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has called off the seven-day warning strike by the union’s leadership on Sunday.

The leadership directed its members to resume work nationwide.

JOHESU stated it called -off the strike, despite the Federal Government’s refusal through its Health Ministry to address the health workers’ demands as presented within the seven-day warning strike as was done to other bodies in the health sector.

In a statement, the union said its next line of action would be decided by the Expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU in due course.

The statement signed by its National Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, accused the government of resorting to intimidation and blackmail, instead of calling the leadership for dialogue to resolve the trade dispute.

On September 13, JOHESU, proceeded on strike following the inability of the Federal Government to meet its members demands.

Some of JOHESU’s grievances to include non-implementation of the September 20, 2017 agreement on COHESS adjustment; some court judgments in its favour; a review of the implementation of COVID-19 hazard allowance; non-payment of all withheld salaries of members at JUTH, FMC Owerri, LUTH, among others.

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