Court orders striking JOHESU to resume work within 24 hours

The Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, has relaxed its four-week old strike in Lagos, Kano and Yobe states to accommodate emergency services.

The union said that the decision to relax the strike in the three states was to show appreciation to the state governments for meeting the clamour and terms of settlement demanded by the unions.

IN THE MEANTIME: The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union-JOHESU, to suspend its on-going strike, and resume duties across the nation within 24 hours.

Justice Babatunde Adejumo, who gave the order after listening to the submissions of Okere Nnamdi, in an ex-parte motion filed by a non-governmental organisation also ordered that the parties should arrive at an acceptable and amicable solutions in the interest of Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of the strike action.

According to Adejumo, negotiations should take into consideration the provisions of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Act.

Reports say the NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, in the motion had prayed the court to order the workers to resume work and go back to negotiation table.

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