The public health sector may remain inactive for a long time over the inability of the unions to reach an agreement with the federal government, on their demands.
Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Health Professionals Association (AHPA), have vowed to continue the ongoing health workers since the government has failed to meet their demands.
This was contained in a recent communique issued by the two unions at the end of a joint meeting between them in Abuja.
The release said: “It will be recalled that the last meeting of JOHESU with the government was on the 22nd of December, 2014 where the government promised within 3weeks to meet with Mr President on the issue of adjusted salary, and to look for money to convene the NCE meeting.”
“It was observed that up till now the government had not done anything to meet this promise. JOHESU arising from the meeting resolved that the strike should continue until government accedes to our requests,” the communiqué read.
The unions have urged its members at the branches, to organise prayers and fasting over the strike, while also directing them to put together simultaneous mass protest at their various state capitals, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.