The Joint Health Sector Union has issued an ultimatum of April 7 to Federal Government to honor the agreement it had with them from 2009 to 2017 or risk a general strike that will ground public health facilities across the country.
The union’s vice president, Mr. Chimele Ogbonna who said this when he led national officials of the Union on a visit to Jos University Teaching hospital on Thursday said the Federal Government has failed to honor the agreement it had with the health workers since 2009 till 2017
According to him, the Union had earlier given the Federal government a-30 working days Ultimatum that commenced on March 5.
He listed the demands of the health workers to include the adjustment of CONHESS scale, skipping of CONHESS 10, and implementation of court judgments obtained by the union.
Other demands of the union he listed include payment of promotion arrears, and corrections of promotion aberration, skewed appointments of Chief Medical Directors and Chairmen of Medical advisory committee, among others.
Mr. Ogbonna noted that the union was not keen to embark on strike over the demands, but he noted that the government has not to been responsive to the requests.
As such, he said the union has been left with no option, but to embark on the industrial action slated for April 7, except there is a change of mind on the part of government before then.