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Strike paralyses activities at Enugu federal psychiatric hospital

By  Chinedu Adonu

ENUGU—ON-GOING industrial action by workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has crippled activities at the hospital, leaving patients stranded.

When Vanguard visited the hospital yesterday, it was deserted, as workers have complied with the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.

Only few senior medical officials and security were seen at the hospital as at the time of filing this report.

The indefinite strike, which resumed 12 midnight last Thursday is over non-payment of salary and other arrears.

Mr. Ben Asogwa, chairman, Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals and Secretary, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Enugu State Chapter, while addressing the workers at a pre-strike rally, said they had exhausted all avenues for dialogue to no avail.

He said they had no choice than to down tools pending when all their salary arrears were paid to the last kobo.

This followed alleged refusal of the Medical Director, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe to accede to the request of the workers despite the requisite notice given to him.

 


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