Leadership (Abuja)

16 February 2011

Nigeria: Plateau Health Workers Suspend Strike

Striking medical and health workers in Plateau State have suspended their industrial action for two weeks.

Mr. Richard Gbawuan, Secretary, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday in Jos.

He said that the suspension was to make room for negotiations with government.

NAN reports that the latest action, which took effect from February 14, followed series of meetings with the various groups involved.

"We also took into consideration the effect of the protracted industrial action on the citizens of the state," Gbawuan said.

The report further said that health workers were seeking a harmonised salary structure and the Consolidated Health Salary Scale (CONHESS).

The workers were also seeking the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) for both the state and local government health workers.

Gbawuan lauded Jang's efforts toward enhancing their salaries, but hinted that the workers would resume their action if there was no meaningful agreement after the two weeks of grace. NAN

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