By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) on Monday raised the alarm of an alleged on going humiliation and blackmail of its leaders by the Federal Government.
JOHESU raised the alarm in a statement by Chairman of the University College Hospital (UCH) branch of the union, Dr Adeolu Ali made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
Dr Ali in the statement stressed that as at present, Federal government has been using all forms of instruments and faceless organization adequately financed for effective, efficient and affordable healthcare service delivery system.
According to Dr Ali, it was unfortunate that despite the warning strike embarked upon by the union members has been called off, the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Health has continued to exhibit high level of bias/ discrimination by refusing to addressed the demands of its members as presented by JOHESU within the seven days of the warning strike.
According to the JOHESU Chairman the next line of action by the union would be decided in due course by the expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU,
“The seven day warning strike embarked upon by the members of the Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU has come to an end midnight of 20th September, 2020. All health workers under the five unions that makes up JOHESU and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association (AHPA) shall return to work on Monday 21st, September 2020 across all Federal Health Institutions in the country”.
It will be recalled that the demands of the health workers include: payment of the shortfall arising from the implementations of covid-19 special inducement and hazard allowance, payment of all withheld salary of member at JUTH, Federal Medical Center Owerri, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, including April and May 2018 salaries, adjustment of CONHESS salary structure, implementation of ADR consent judgement, structural and infrastructural decay.