JOHESU goes spiritual over outstanding salaries arrears

JOHESU goes spiritual over outstanding salaries arrears

Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are seeking divine intervention over their outstanding two months salaries arrears indebtedness by the federal government. Igninovia said this while during a protest rally across major streets in Benin City. University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) branch of the body on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful rally.

Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are seeking divine intervention over their outstanding two months salaries arrears indebtedness by the federal government.

Igninovia said this while during a protest rally across major streets in Benin City.

University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) branch of the body on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful rally.

The exercise to demand the release their salaries for the months of April and May 2018 which were withheld by the federal government under the rubric of “no work no pay rule”.

while appealing to the federal government to approve the union’s demands, JOHESU

Chairman of the branch, Frank Igbinovia led over 2500 members of the Union on the protest.

He called on the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole to intervene in the issues raised the union to avert another industrial action.

Members of the group, brandished various placards with inscription such as “Pay us our April and May 2018 salaries”, “Stop the discrimination against Health professionals”.

Igbinovia said the Union was determined to sustain the struggle for improved working condition and welfare of its members nationwide.

He revealed that the three-day warning strike, began on Monday, February 11, 2018.

Igbinovia clarified further that the strike is a protest against the non-payment of salaries of the union’s members for the months of April and May 2018 amongst others.

“Our Members are aggrieved and have joined in the national directive of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU)  directing members to begin a three-day warning strike over payment of salaries beginning from on Monday, February 11,  to February 13th today”, Igninovia said.

The health workers also chanted solidarity songs to press home their demand for payment of the withheld April and May 2018.

Other demands by the Union, include, the upward and punitive measures against FMC Owerri staff members for exposing corrupt practices which it said were among other sundry matters.

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