National Hospital’s workers threaten indefinite strike
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 18, 2016
Members of staff of the National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, threatened to embark on an indefinite strike by noon on Sunday, the twentieth of March, following the failure of the management to meet their demands.
Acting under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), the workers made this known in Abuja, at the end of a three-day warning protest tagged: “Work to rule”. The warning strike was to draw attention of the hospital management to pay the teaching allowances of its members on Grade Levels seven and eight, respectively, since 2013.
JOHESU comprised Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Senior Staff Association (SSA) and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM).
Mr Alalade Faramade, the Secretary of NANNM, who read the union’s resolution, called on the hospital management to show evidence of concrete commitment towards the restoration of teaching allowance for its staff before end of official work today.