Kwara health work­ers be­gin strike

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

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.”

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