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Welfare: Ekiti health workers begin seven-day strike Monday

Health workers at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, have said they will start a seven-day warning strike on Monday, regardless of a planned nationwide strike by the organised labour commencing on the same day.

The workers, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions of the institution, said their strike was to press for the payment of their outstanding benefits by the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

In a letter dated September 25, 2020 and addressed to the Chief Medical Director of EKSUTH, Prof Kayode Olabanji, titled ‘Notice of seven days warning strike’ made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, JOHESU stated reasons for the industrial action.

The letter read, “With reference to our letters dated August 28, 2020 and September 18, 2020 with the following agitations – 14 months’ unremitted deductions, promotion letters and its financial implementation, conversion/advancement and 2020 promotion exercise for our members – we write to inform you of our intention to proceed on a seven-day warning strike.

“It is a fact that, based on your letter of September 23, 2020, your response has no commitment towards our agitations. It is on this premise that the congress resolved to embark on a seven-day warning strike commencing Monday, September 28, 2020.”

The letter was signed by the chairmen of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (CK Monde), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (OO Farotimi), Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (AM Com Olaiya), and Senior Staff Association (T Arigbede).

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