NARD Strike FG meets aggrieved resident doctors in Abuja

The FG's team is currently meeting executive officers of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

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Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity play

Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity

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The Federal Government commenced negotiations with the executive officers of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Medical Association of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

The meeting will focus on the industrial action strike that was embarked upon by NARD on Tuesday, September 5, after rejecting the terms of settlement reached with the Federal Government on Thursday, August 31.

The Federal Government's team is led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, with Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Minister of State for Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire also in attendance.

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In a heated opening to the meeting, Senator Ngige had accused NARD of breaching Section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act of 2004 by going on strike.

He said, "Once conciliation starts by the government, no employer has the right to embark on strike."

The Chairman of Committee of Chief Medical Directors of Teaching Hospitals, Prof. Thomas Agan and representatives of the Head of the Civil Service are also involved in the meeting taking place at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

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