16 May 2012

Nigeria: Health Workers Suspend Strike

Ibadan — The national strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) was on Monday suspended till July 31, with the National Executive Council of the union asking its members across the country to report at their duty posts.

Members of JOHESU include, the Medical and Health Workers Union, Nurses and Midwives Association of Nigeria, as well as NUPTAN comprising pharmacists, radiographers, physiotherapists, among others.

Addressing journalists at the end of a meeting of JOHESU national leaders in Ibadan, the president of the body, Comrade Felix Faniran said the suspension of the eight-day-old strike followed a thorough review of reports of the negotiating committee with the Federal Ministries of Health and that of Labour and Productivity, which showed signs of commitment from the Federal Government to the demands of the workers.

"In a bid to minimize the sufferings of Nigerians, the strike has been suspended till the end of July, when the Federal Ministry of Health and other Federal Government agencies concerned are expected to have met the workers demands," he said.

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