Resident Doctors Strike continues till Friday despite negotiations with FG

The meeting in Abuja ended in the early hours of Thursday between the leaders of NARD, and a federal government delegation.

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Health minister, Isaac Adewole and Minister for Labour, Dr Chris Ngige in a meeting with NARD in Abuja. play

Health minister, Isaac Adewole and Minister for Labour, Dr Chris Ngige in a meeting with NARD in Abuja.

(Premium Times)
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The strike by Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors will continue till at least Friday, September 8, 2017.

According to a report by Premium Times, the industrial action will continue today, Thursday, September 7, 2017 despite a meeting between NARD and a federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and Minister of health, Isaac Adewole.

The meeting in Abuja, it was further reported, ended in the early hours of Thursday between the leaders of NARD, and a federal government delegation.

A statement by the labour ministry after the meeting, which lasted several hours, said the strike would continue until at least Friday when the doctors are expected to meet to review the offer by the government on their demands including payment of salary arrears owed.

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‎”The meeting agreed that NARD national officers is to present the outcome of the re-negotiated Memorandum of Terms of settlement to an emergency meeting of its members by Friday September 8, 2017 with a view to suspending the strike once there is evidence of payment of the mandate as presented to the meeting, to the affected institutions,” the statement noted

NARD embarked on an industrial action in the early hours of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, thereby, crippling activities in several public hospitals ‎across Nigeria.

The minister of Labour had in turn said the union breached section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act while the minister of health reported instructed hospital managements to engage the services of other physicians.

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