By Doyin Ojosipe
The Vice President of the joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has disclosed that health workers under the aegis of the union will commence on an indefinite strike come Wednesday 12, 2014.
Briefing Newsmen in Abuja, over the weekend, the Vice President, who is also the chairman of The National President of National Union of Allied Health Professional (NUAP), Mr. Felix Faniran, said Government has not been sincere in keeping to its side of the bargain, there by playing on Health workers intelligence.
He said, though the issue of who should bear the title consultant in a hospital has been addressed, some other pressing issues bordering on improvement of worker’s welfare have been on the negotiating table for too long, while the Federal Government has only shown a lackadaisical attitude towards execution of the agreement.
Mr. Faniran said, “All other issues, particularly, that our salary which was supposed to be adjusted on January this year in the same line with our colleagues –the NMA members, who have had their own adjusted and whose circulars have not only been issued, but they are already enjoying a new salary package, our circular is yet to be released.
“We are in the same sector but they are enjoying new salary while we have not gotten the circular yet let alone implementing it.
“Also, this is already November, budgets have been prepared in all institutions and ours have been prepared on old rate, so we can no longer wait.”