Federal Hospitals across the country are still in partial lock-down with no end to the strike action in sight. It seems the whole situation may be taking a drastic turn for the worst as state and local government health workers are warming up to join in the strike.
This letter below confirms it:
A meeting of all State Chairmen and Secretaries with the National Officers of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria just ended at Ayuba Wabba House in Abuja. The meeting was convened to appraise the ongoing JOHESU National Strike Action and to update the State Chairmen and Secretaries about the progress made so far.
At the meeting, the directive to all members of the coalition of unions under the umbrella of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) across the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Abuja to join the strike action by the midnight of Wednesday the 9th of May, 2018 was renewed and agreed to by all.
It was also revealed and agreed that unless this battle is fought and won, the welfare and future career prospects of all health workers other than those of doctors shall be in serious jeopardy.
By this directive therefore, all members of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) and the Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) are expected to commence the Strike Action by staying off work by the morning of Thursday the 10th May, 2018.
Dare to Struggle, Dare to win.
A people united can never be defeated.
Aluta continua, victoria ascerta.
Comrade Rasaq Adio Falade
Chairman MHWUN Lagos State.