Thursday, 23 June 2016

Health workers begin seven-day warning strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions has
directed its members nationwide,
particularly those in federal tertiary
health institutions, to proceed on a
seven-days warning strike.

The union in a communiqué issued
on Wednesday evening by its
President, Biobelemoye Josiah, at the end of its meeting with the Federal Government at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, said embarking on the warning strike was to press home their demands.

The communiqué indicated that the
strike began on Wednesday at
12:01am. JOHESU urged its members not to be bothered by the threat that they would be fired. That, it said, was because they were duly employed and all necessary procedures were followed for the strike.

JOHESU said, “Having consulted
widely with members nationwide
and having shown consistent
understanding since February 2015, the leadership of JOHESU hereby directs that all members in Federal Tertiary Health Institutions should proceed on a seven-day warning strike from 12:01am of Wednesday June 22 2016.

“We hereby appeal to the general
public to please bear with us and
impress it on the Federal Government to meet the demands of the unions to prevent the warning strike from becoming a full blown indefinite strike."

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