The Katsina State chapter of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has vowed to continue with the strike action despite the no-work-no-pay measure adopted by the state government.
Addressing a press conference, the union secretary, Alhaji Sani Yusuf said: “At the beginning of the strike, we agreed to render skeletal services in emergency, dialysis and maternity units in hospitals to assist people. “Unfortunately, the state government failed to appreciate our efforts and went on to introduce the policy of no work no pay”.
He said their members would continue to remain at home until further notice from the union, adding, “We are calling on our members to exercise patience, nothing will happen to anyone. Despite intimidation and threats, resist all pressures until we succeed.”
“Those people who went to the media and criticized the union without fair hearing are not helping matters. As a matter of fact, no one wants go on strike without reason,” he added.