The nurses had issued a 21day ultimatum which elapsed on the 30th of Oct 2015 and their decision to commence the warning strike was made after the management failed to respond to their demands.
See a copy of their letter below:
The Chief Medical Director,
University Of Benin Teaching Hospital,
UNRESOLVED ISSUES OF NURSES OF UBTH: NOTICE OF THREE(3)DAYS WARNING STRIKE
We are directed to draw management attention to the following unresolved issues which have been Lingering for some time now. The union has earlier drawn the attention of management over this issue with out success.
The union has now resolved after the last congress meeting held on the 6th of Oct 2015 to issue the management a 21days Ultimatum to resolved the following issues without fail:
(1) Employment of more Nurses.
(2) Uniform allowance.
(3) Teaching allowance for Conhess7 & 8 officers.
(4) Appropriate placement of Chief Nursing Officers (CNO's) And Assistant Director Of Nursing (ADNS).
(5) Stagnation of certain cadres of Nurses.
(6) Stoppage of Shift duty for Nurses on Maternity leave.
Consequently the union hereby gives management 21days Ultimatum within which to address the above issues, failing which management will be held responsible for any negative consequences that will emanate from the actions of our members.
Com. Osigbeme Augustine
The hospital's management is yet to make a statement on the strike action.
This means UBTH will be lifeless for 3 days!
Update 5/11/2015 : The warning strike is over and the nurses are back to work.