Thursday, 23 June 2016

JOHESU Dares Buhari, Embark On Strike

Biobelemoye Josiah
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has directed its members nationwide to proceed on a seven-day warning strike.

A communiqué issued on Wednesday evening by its President, Biobelemoye Josiah, at the end of its meeting with the Federal Government at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, urged its members not to be agitated over sack threats.

It noted that “Having consulted widely with members nationwide and having shown consistent understanding since February 2015, the leadership of JOHESU hereby directs that all members in Federal Tertiary Health Institutions should proceed on a seven-day warning strike from 12:01am of Wednesday June 22 2016.

“We hereby appeal to the general public to please bear with us and impress it on the Federal Government to meet the demands of the unions to prevent the warning strike from becoming a full blown indefinite strike.

Sack, because we are going on strike? That will be laughable, especially as employed people are not students. We are employed. There is a procedure on how you employ people. And, as registered trade union, there is a procedure that would be followed before we embark on strike action.”

“We have given notice to government up to 92 days; government came up to tell us something they should have told us long time ago, trying to deny what happened, that there wasn’t an agreement to adjust CONHESS. The question is: if there wasn’t, was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation at that time, Anyim Pius Anyim, lying to us?

“If that wasn’t (the case), on what basis did they make the calculation for financial implications? So I don’t think sack is the issue, it is not that easy."

...........Awaiting the response from Aso rock.


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