Nurses and midwives in Nigeria under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANSM) have received directives to be on alert as the Association is set to embark on a nationwide strike action over unpaid allowances.
Allegedly, the association's desire to commence the strike is because some Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) refused to pay uniform allowances to nurses and midwives “against the provision of the Civil Service Rule No. 130127.”
They association also accused Chief Executives and Heads of Federal Health institutions of unlawfully withholding the payment of teaching allowances of some category of nurses against extant circulars to that effect.
It is not yet known if the strike will be a warning strike or an indefinite one; but we do know this strike can be averted if their needs are met on time.