Here’s why JOHESU is calling off its strike action


The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is expected to officially call off its strike later today…

According to the communique issued at the end of the meeting held between the federal government and JOHESU at the Conference Room of the Minister for labor and employment on 30 September 2017, the unions will be calling the strike of  ‘in principle’.

To this effect, JOHESU will hold an emergency National Executive Council meeting today at which they will deliberate on agreements reached with the Federal Government with a view to calling off the strike by tomorrow.

Agreements were reached on internship training, upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, skipping of CONHESS 10, promotion arrears, employment, enhanced entry point for radiographers and medical laboratory scientists, appointment of CMDs/MDs of tertiary hospitals in accordance with extant laws, headship of departments, specialist allowance, board appointment, public private partnership, and same scale promotion.

The issues at Federal Medical Center Owerri were also discussed in addition to review of retirement age from 60 years to 65 years for tertiary health sector as it has been done for tertiary education sector. 

“Consequently, the organs of the various unions in JOHESU are expected to hold a special meeting on or before Tuesday, the 3rd of October, 2017 with a view to bringing the content of the Memorandum of Terms of settlement to the notice of their members for the suspension of the action,” JOHESU leadership stated.


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