From:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kwara state Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party in 2019, Comrade Issa Aremu said ongoing indefinite strike by resident doctors points to the dangers of persistent crisis of poor delayed compensation and the urgent need for social dialogue and collective bargaining process in the country’s public sector.
He stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
Aremu who is the Vice President of Industriall Global Union, added that National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), last week gave the federal government an ultimatum to improve the wages and allowances of doctors to avert the indefinite strike.
According to him, Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment had stated that if Resident Doctors failed to resume work after FG’s interventions, “no work, no pay” would be invoked.
He went further to urge federal hospitals to hire local doctors if the need arose.
The frontline labour leader observed that neither indefinite strike on the part of striking doctors nor lock out by the government would solve the problem.
He therefore canvassed for sustained negotiations and dialogue for what he called “mutually binding agreements by all parties in disputes”.