JOHESU Suspends Six Weeks Old Strike
The Joint Health Sectors Union have suspended the six weeks old industrial action it began on the 18th of April 2018.
The suspension follows the intervention of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and other top-ranking government officials.
President of the union, Josiah Biobelemoye said the suspension was to pave way for better negotiations with the government.
Despite the suspension, the union maintains that it reserves the right to protest again if the implementation of demands is delayed.
The suspension of the strike takes effect from the 31st of May 2018.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige and his counterpart for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole have assured the union of resolving all issues that could cause another strike.
JOHESU was on strike for more than a month while medical doctors and nurses take over many of the hospital workers’ responsibilities.
JOHESU had earlier accused the doctors of frustrating its efforts by not joining the strike action initially.
But the strike became intense in the last two weeks when some medical professionals threw their weight behind the union to press for their demands.