- September 26, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions and healthcare providers in the Federal Health Institutions operating under the auspices of-JOHESU to call off their strike.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige made the appeal in a statement signed by Deputy Director Press in the ministry, Samuel Olowokere in Abuja.
Ngige expressed deep regret over the ongoing strike embarked upon by the union and appealed to them to call off their industrial action and return to their different beats in the hospitals and institutions to prevent unnecessary hardship and death of patients in the hospitals.
He called on members of JOHESU to resume work as serious efforts were being made to meet their grievances, such as the payment of shortfalls of salaries, promotion arrears, repatriation allowances among others.
Meanwhile, another conciliatory meeting has been scheduled for this afternoon.