A fresh notice of industrial action has been issued by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA).
The earlier notice issued by the unions expired on September 17 while negotiations with the government continues.
Meanwhile, an Expanded National Executive Council (NEC) emergency meeting was held on Friday and had in attendance the Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions and professional associations, NEC members of affiliate unions and JOHESU Chairmen and Secretaries at the state and branch levels.
According to the JOHESU Acting General Secretary, Matthew Ajorutu, the meeting deliberated on the appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari for doctors not to down their tools especially in this COVID-19 period.
The unions urged that the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to FG’s High-Level Body (HLB) not later than September 22, as agreed.
”NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the High-Level Body (HLB) completes and submits the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the Sept. 30th, submission window.
”NEC urges the Federal Government to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the fifteen days window”, the joint statement added.