Truce Health workers call off 3-week strike

The strike which began on May 18, 2015, and cut across health workers excluding doctors had crippled the sector for a while.

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The Nigerian Union of Allied Healthcare Professionals has called off its 3-week long strike, while giving the Federal Government till July 31 to look into the issues that led to the strike.

The strike which began on May 18, 2015, and cut across health workers excluding doctors had crippled the sector for a while.

Speaking at a briefing at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, today (Tuesday), the national president of the union, Dr. Obinna Ogbonna said  work would resume in all Federal Government-owned hospitals across the country on Wednesday(tomorrow).

According to Ogbonna, the National Administrative Council of the union, having assessed the impact of the strike through responses from the unit branches across the nation, agreed that the strike was very effective nationwide, as it had drawn the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari.

To this end, the group agreed that the strike should be suspended.

Said Ogbonna,

“The strike should be suspended in honour of the new government of President Buhari. The union is giving the government till July 31, 2015, starting from June 9, 2015, to see that issues under contention are dispensed without further delay."

 

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