FG Enters Agreement With Health Sector Union Over Demands
The Federal government, FG enters an agreement with members of the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU and the Assembly of Health Care Professionals Association.
Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this to newsmen at the end of a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU in Abuja.
You would recall that JOHESU had on September 3, 2021 issued a 15-day ultimatum to the federal government to meet their demands or the health workers would embark on a strike.
Senator Ngige said that a Memorandum of Understanding would be signed next week as both parties have reached an understanding on all issues in dispute.
He added that the issues discussed at the meeting included the payment of hazard allowance, review of retirement age from 60 to 65 years, arrears relating to the adjustment on the new minimum wage and the upward adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure.
The Minister for Labor and Employment concluded that JOHESU would meet with the Ministry of Health on Thursday to draw up a framework for all the discussions.
On his part, JOHESU President, Mr Josiah Biobelemoye expressed optimism that all the issues raised by the union would be addressed by the federal government.