The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day warning strike, asking members to return to work on Monday.
The health workers had embarked on the warning strike on September 14 after the government failed to meet their demands.
These include an upward review of COVID-19 special inducement and hazard allowances; the payment of all withheld salaries; and adjustment of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure since 2014, among others.
However, in a statement on Sunday, Biobelomoye Josiah, the JOHESU National Chairman, said the union’s expanded National Executive Council would decide the next line of action in due course.
The union accused the FG of failing to address its demands, noting that the Federal Ministry of Health had continued to exhibit a high level of bias by refusing to address the demands presented during the warning strike “as was done to other bodies in the health sector.”
“Nigerians should bear us witness that JOHESU has shown high patriotism by demanding that public health system in Nigeria is sustained and adequately financed for effective, efficient, and affordable healthcare service delivery.
“In view of the above and in line with the resolution of the expanded NEC meeting held physically and virtually on Sunday, September 20, 2020, I hereby declare that the seven-day warning strike is suspended,” he said.
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He said JOHESU would continue to use all legitimate means to defend the rights of its members in the health sector.