National hospital workers to resume work on Tuesday – Union

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Mar 10th, 2014
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Striking workers of the National Hospital will on Tuesday suspend their 12-day-old strike and resume work, the Senior Staff Association of the institution has said.

Mr. Kelani Jelili, Chairman of the association, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

NAN reports that some members of staff went on strike on Feb. 27, following the management’s failure to implement some of their conditions of service.

Jelili said that the striking unions decided to suspend the strike to give room for further dialogue on the issues in contention.

“We have decided to suspend the strike to leave room for further dialogue with the management and we want to inform the public that normal work will resume on Tuesday, March 11 by 8 a.m.

“We therefore demand that no member of staff of National Hospital should be victimised on the account of his or her participation in the strike.’’

Dr. Tayo Haastrup, Head, Management Information Service of the hospital, also confirmed to NAN that the board had received a correspondence to this effect and that work would resume.

The workers’ demand includes the implementation of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) by the management.

Others are provision of statutory benefits to workers as provided in the public service rule.

The health workers involved in the strike are the National Hospital Abuja chapters of Senior Staff Association, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives and the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria.

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