Chris Ngige, minister of Labour and Employment, has informed of a meeting between officials and striking health workers. Samuel Olowookere, the ministry’s deputy director, press, said this in a statement he issued.
“I wish to place on record that JOHESU had wrongly issued a seven-day strike ultimatum on 14th September, 2017 instead of the mandatory fifteen-day notice the law requires of those on essential duties,” the statement reads in part.
Ngige further said that Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 has been slated for a conciliatory meeting.
“For the avoidance of doubt however, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, working in concert with the Ministry of Health, has fixed another conciliatory meeting for Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 by 2 p.m,” the statement said.
Nigige was said to have frowned upon the short notice given by the union before embarking on strike. He was also unhappy the union shunned a conciliatory meeting initially scheduled for Thursday, September 21.