Operation Alligator Bite JOHESU to commence strike September 20

The union said the strike is an attempt to force the Federal Government to attend to its concerns about unfair treatment.

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The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has announced that its members will go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday, September 20, 2017 if the Federal Government fails to attend to its demands.

The union said the strike action, tagged 'Operation Alligator Bite', is an attempt to force the Federal Government to attend to its concerns about unfair treatment.

The union has long lamented that its members were being subjected to discrimination and industrial marginalisation in the health sector.

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In a statement signed by National President, Dr. Obinna Ogbonna and its National General Secretary, Com. O.A Obisessan, on September 9, the union warned the FG that its ultimatum would elapse on Tuesday, September 12.

In the statement, they accused the Health and Labour ministries of conspiracy against the unions, and issued a 23- point demand.

Some of their demands include non-payment of backlog of arrears, appointments of consultants and payment of specialist allowance, a revamping of infrastructure in the tertiary health institutions, implementation of the report of the inter-ministerial sub-committee on critical matters in the health sector, addressing the issue of headship of departments in hospitals, residency training for other health professionals, as well as the post of surgeon general.

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