By Chioma Obinna
LAGOS — Striking health workers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have suspended their two-week-old industrial action, following LUTH management’s promise to meet all their demands.
The health workers had on December 2, 2011 embarked on industrial action over what they described as management’s moves to downgrade and demote certain members of their union.
Speaking with Vanguard, chairman, LUTH’s Medical and Health Workers Union, Mr Isiaka Busari, said the workers returned to work following a meeting of the hospital management and heads of departments of all health workers unions in the hospital
According to him, “it has been resolved that all officers, who had been given letters of demotion would have such letters withdrawn and they could remain on their current levels.”
He added that the management had also promised that all officers, who merited promotion at the recently concluded promotion exercise would be moved to the appropriate next grade level, such that there would be no penalty for previous skipping.