The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its nationwide strike. The union has therefore directed all health workers to resume work on Monday, June 4, 2018. The Federal Government had on Wednesday threatened to sack the striking workers if they did not resume in 48 hours.
“Governing boards should direct all staff members on strike to return to work within 48 hours or be considered as having absconded from work without leave,” the government had said. “Failure to return within 48 hours attracts immediate dismissal and should be so due to their absence from duty without leave in line with PSR-030413.
“In view of this, governing boards are requested to direct Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors within 72 hours of this circular to advertise for employment of workers to fill the vacancies created.” JOHESU is the umbrella body of non-doctors in the medical profession. The union has been on strike since April 18 over salary increase in relation to the pay of medical doctors.