Health Workers Call Off 7 Day Old Strike



Joint Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (JOHESU) has called off the strike it embarked upon on Wednesday, Aug. 21 to push for improved welfare of the workers.

The minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu announced this on Tuesday in Abuja, after a 12 hour closed-door meeting with the union leaders.

He said the strike was suspended based on an agreement reached between the Federal Government and the union.

“We have reached an understanding after a lengthy deliberation which started yesterday and we resumed at 8 O’clock in the morning today.

“We were able to reach an understanding which has been signed and based on that understanding the unions have agreed to suspend the strike which was embarked upon,” he said.

The President of JOHESU, Dr Ayuba Wabba, said the union decided to suspend the strike based on the agreement it had with the federal government.

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