Health workers protesting The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) may embark on a nationwide strike on Friday, May 8 if the Federal government fails to accede to its 15-point demands. According to the union, efforts to meet President Goodluck Jonathan on the demands yields no positive result.
However, in a directive issued on Tuesday by the vice-president of the union and president of National Union of Allied Health Professionals, Mr Felix Faniran said, if the government fails to meet up with their demands, the leadership of the union will declare a natonwide strike with effect from May 8, 2015.
Faniran said, “Dear all, kindly to the outcome of the last JOHESU leaders meeting, which was held on Thursday, April 23 at Abuja as follow-up to the earlier meeting of April 14, whwere a decision was taken to request an audience to see Mr President for immediate implementation of our 15-point demands as promised by Mr. President to the union’s leadership when he met us onFebruary 1. “Since there was no response, it was further resolved that a reminder be sent to Mr President to meet our demands on or before April 30. Should this fail, the leaders shall meet May 1 and declare a nationwide industrial strike with effect from May 8, 2015. It is hoped that everything possible shall be done to avert the impending strike.”