Joint Health Workers Union to embark on industrial action

Nurses and midwives in federal health institutions across the country are set to abide by the decision of the Joint Health Workers Union -JOHESU to embark on industrial action tomorrow Thursday September 21 if the federal government fails to accede to its demands at the expiration of the ultimatum given to the government by midnight today.
Rising from a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives -NANNM, called on its members in federal health institutions which include teaching hospitals, research centers and federal medical centers to down tools and stay away from hospitals and other health facilities nationwide on the order of the umbrella body.
The National President of NANNM, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, while briefing journalists on the development said the association was not satisfied with the condition of healthcare infrastructure in the country and as a result, asked the government to implement the report of the December 2016 Inter-Ministerial Committee in which contains the solution to industrial crisis in the health sector.

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