Health Workers Declares Indefinite Strike

By Damilare Adeleye

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have asked its members to kick off an indefinite strike, starting from Thursday, 25 May.

The National Vice President of JOHESU, Mr Obinna Ogbonna, gave the directive at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

He noted that the union has, in a letter dated 9 May, issued a 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government over the government's inconsistencies in the ongoing negotiations to adjust the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for health workers.

He said the ultimatum commenced on May 10 and would expire at midnight on Thursday, 25 May.

“The strike is consequent upon the nonchalant, biased, and lackadaisical attitude of the Ministry of Health against JOHESU members and the resolution of the expanded National Executive Council meeting of the JOHESU held on May 8.

“Our members in federal health institutions nationwide are hereby directed to withdraw their services indefinitely commencing from 00:00 hour on Thursday, May 25, 2023,’’ he said.