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NMA not against salary increase, adjustment for health workers

The Nigerian Medical  Association, NMA, has described the threat by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, not to negotiate with the Federal government if medical doctors are involved in the process as “emotional blackmail’.

The NMA said doctors in administrative positions have worked hard to create healthy balance in welfarism between physicians and Allied Health Professionals in the health sector.

The NMA also declared that medical doctors were not opposed to any salary increase, adjustment or variation for JOHESU and her members provided that such action and identical values are applied to CONMESS to sustain the agreement with NMA.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Aniekeme Uwah, the NMA  claimed that in attempt to placate JOHESU, their members in positions recommended relativity in emoluments below what is obtainable for physicians internationally to the disenchantment of members of the NMA.

The statement reads in part: “The is no basis for JOHESU to ask for the same salary as for medical doctors as this is not the standard practice worldwide, JOHESU knows that there is a relativity agreement between the Federal government and the NMA on CONHESS and CONMESS.

“If the office of the DHS, FMOH drew the attention of the Federal government to the extant  agreement on-Call Duty allowance assigned in 2001 and basic salary as corrected and signed in 2014, she is oy stating the obvious facts and should be commended for her due diligence.

“The Federal government the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment know the implications of breaching the agreement on relativity.

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