Kwara health workers begin strike
The Joint Council of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Kwara State Council, yesterday declared an indefinite strike beginning from today.
NANNM and MHWUN Chairmen Joshua Adekanye and Muritala Saheed, in a joint statement, said this was due to the state government’s refusal to apply the 10 percent CONHESS for state health workers for health workers at the local government level.
The statement read: “Arising from the Congress of coalition of Health Sector Unions held at Nurses House Ilorin on Thursday, the Congress has resolved to commences an indefinite strike on Monday 14th January 2019 in all the local government areas of Kwara state.
“That all the state health facilities/ hospitals including the ministry of environment and agriculture should also join the strike as from Monday 21st January 2019 to press home the implementation of approved 10 percent consolidated health salary structure for the workers at the councils.
“This as a result of the state government implementation of the approved 10 percent CONHESS for state health workers since July 2018 and refused to implement same for health workers at the local government levels in the state.”