The striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday said it would continue its ongoing nationwide strike until the federal government meets their demands. It said this known at a peaceful rally organised by its national body in Abuja.
The health workers said it would not be deterred by the court’s injunction compelling its members to return to work. National Chairman of the union Josiah Biobelemoye said the rally was aimed at updating members about the current state of the strike.
He also talked about a recent court order asking the union to suspend the strike. National Industrial Court (NIC) gave an order on May 25, 2018 compelling JOHESU to call off the strike, which began on April 18.
Biobelemoye emphasised that the union had every right to obey or challenge the court order. “I own members the responsibility to update them on happenings between us and the government to enable them take decisive position. And whatever they decide is final,” he said.
“We call on the government to implement our upward adjustment and other things as contained in the agreement of Sept. 30, 2017. “No going back on the strike until those things are met.’’