Nigerian health workers launch strike over hazard pay

Nigerian well being staff have commenced a strike motion on Monday over non fee of COVID-19 bonuses and insufficient services.

This strike motion comes 4 days after resident medical doctors within the nation referred to as off their strike.

The Joint Well being Staff Union (JOHESU) who referred to as for the strike contains well being staff within the fore entrance of the nation’s battle towards coronavirus which incorporates pharmacists, nurses, midwives and radiographers.

The strike was prompted after they held a gathering with the authorities who did not conform to its calls for on the again pay, a virus hazard allowance in addition to badly wanted hospital repairs.

“It was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved on the stated assembly with the federal authorities, that the strike discover remains to be germane and alive,” the union stated.

As of midnight Sunday, “our members shall withdraw their companies as a result of federal authorities’s incapability to fulfill their calls for,” it added in a press release.

Nevertheless, the Nigerian authorities has condemned the strike as pointless, ill-timed and unlawful.

Nigeria has to this point recorded 56,256 instances and 1,082 deaths.

“Any strike now could be inimical to an equable settlement of the dispute, taking into account particularly that this can be a grave interval of a pandemic,” the labour ministry stated in a press release late Sunday.

In keeping with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management over 1,000 well being staff have been contaminated,



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