March 14, 2017

Igbobi Hospital workers call off warning strike

By Chioma Obinna

lagos—Health workers at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, NOHIL, will today resume work after seven days of warning strike over unpaid December, 2016 salary.

Meanwhile, the hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Olurotimi Odunubi, yesterday disclosed that the December salary was already being processed in Abuja.

The striking workers under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee, JAC, comprising of four unions – the Medical and Health Workers Union, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Mid-wife, National Union of Allied Health Professionals and Senior Staff Association of Tertiary and Research Institution, had embarked on a 7-day strike over unpaid December 2016 salary,  non-payment of three months teaching allowances deducted from workers’ salaries from October to December 2015, non-payment of nine months relative call-duty allowances arrears and non-payment of all outstanding promotion arrears from 2014 to 2016.

Confirming the resumption to Vanguard, the National Internal Auditor of one of the striking Unions, NUAHP, Comrade Chris Ugboaja said the one week warning strike which started last week expired mid night Monday.

Ugboja said the workers are also resuming in the interest of their patients and Nigerians at large.

The National Officer who also lamented that the December salary was yet to be paid regretted that one of the Unions, NUAHP will not be resuming tomorrow with the other unions following earlier nationwide indefinite strike called by the national body of the union.