Updates: Health Workers Suspend Strike In Nigeria
The tension in Nigeria that was created by joint health workers’ nationwide strike has been doused with the health workers union suspending the action that was commenced two weeks ago.
Caracal Reports had reported that the country’s health workers have put the country in stiffness with several hospital patients dead and others stranded without medical attention.
The joint health sector unions and assembly of healthcare professionals in the country suspended the industrial action yesterday.
According to reports made available to caracal reports, the decision to suspend the strike was based on a long meeting between the leaders of the union and representatives of the federal government in Abuja.
Mr. Stephen Ocheni, the country’s minister of state for labor led the federal government representatives to convey the meetings with the union executives.
Upon the agreement reached in the meeting, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah, chairman of the union, directed members to resume work on Wednesday. He explained that the industrial action’s suspension was “in principle”.
Mr. Josiah also averred that the union executives and the federal government representatives had slated another meeting for Tuesday where agreements would be ratified.
The union embarked on nationwide industrial actions two weeks ago to convey grievances to the federal government on issues like salaries adjustments, promotion arrears, and improved work environment among others.