Update: Nigerian Health Workers Suspend 7-Day Nationwide Strike Action

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Health workers around the country have ended their seven-day strike action after the their umbrella body, the Joint Health Sector Unions, called on them to resume at their duty post on Monday September 21.

According to SaharaReporters, the health workers who abandoned work on September 14, are agitating for improved welfare and payment of COVID-19 special inducement and hazard allowances; payment of all withheld salaries; adjustment of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure since 2014, among other things.

In a statement, JOHESU National Chairman, Biobelomoye Josiah, on Sunday September 20 said, “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 added.

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