Nigeria news : JOHESU threatens to down tools, gives Gov Udom 15 days ultimatum to meet demands
The Joint Health Sector Unions, (JOHESU), Akwa Ibom State Chapter on Tuesday made fresh needs from the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel concerning their welfare.
The Unions additionally provided the Governor 15 days final notice to accede to their requests or risk an indefinite strike action by the wellness employees.
In a declaration jointly authorized by the chairman of the state chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and also Midwives pal Patrick Odu, the chairman of the Medical and also Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Godwin Archibong and also the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals, Aniebiet Abasi Obot, JOHESU decried government’s ignorance to the predicaments of wellness employees in the state.
According to the declaration which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Uyo, the Unions gotten in touch with the state federal government to launch the round for the execution of the currently concurred 80% of the national combined wellness income structure (CONHESS).
The Unions also required the instant reinstatement of the sacked 720 local government workers, of which a bulk were health and wellness employees.
JOHESU called for an evaluation of the health hazards allocation to the minimum of 50% of their incomes, describing the here and now allocation of N3,500 as the least in the nation.
They further asked for the recruitment of more health and wellness employees to increase the shortfall occasioned by death as well as retirement, warning that if the above needs are not satisfied, they would have no option than to start an indefinite strike beginning from June 30, 2020.
The declaration checks out partly” We condemn in strong terms the government’s insensitivity to the plights of the health and wellness employees who are the least paid in the nation by refusing to execute the consolidated wellness wage framework (CONHESS)”.
“We get in touch with Akwa Ibom State government to launch right away the circular for the application of the currently agreed 80% of the nationwide combined wellness salary structure by the sub-committee on the implementation of CONHESS in Akwa Ibom State from Thursday, February,20,2020.
“The existing risks allocation of JOHESU in Akwa Ibom State is a paltry amount of N3,500 regular monthly, which is likewise the least in Nigeria. We, as a result, demand a testimonial of the dangers allocation to a minimum of 50% of our standard salary.
“We get in touch with the federal government to recruit more wellness workers right into the wellness field as a result of the shortfall occasioned by fatality and retirement.
“JOHESU in the state is entrusted to no alternate whatsoever than to offer Akwa Ibom State 15 days last offer beginning from Monday, June 15, 2020, to accede to the above legit needs, a failing of which an uncertain commercial action would commence by 12noon Tuesday,30, June 2020”.