Doctors in Akwa Ibom call off strike


Health Workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions, Akwa Ibom State chapter, have suspended their two-week strike.

This follows a review of 80% of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure announced on Sunday by Governor Udom Emmanuel during a live broadcast.

In a statement jointly signed by the leadership of JOHESU in the state, the Unions suspended the strike and ordered members to resume work immediately.

“Sequel to the agreement signed by the Organised Labour represented by the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council on Tuesday 28 July 2020, in respect of the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions over non-implementation of Consolidated Health Salary Structure, the Congress of JOHESU rose from its meeting today, 29, July 2020 and resolved to suspend the strike

“Consequently, the strike is hereby suspended and members directed to resume their normal duties immediately,” the statement said.

The workers thanked Gov. Emmanuel for promptly responding to part of their demands.

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