Johesu workers salary: Union seeks prompt payment
Health workers on strike (photo credit: The Nation)

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are seeking the payment of salaries of health workers who did not work during the recently called off strike.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation had directed that all workers who embark on strike would not be paid for work not done.

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In a circular issued by the Head, Department of Hospital Services, Dr. J.O Amedu for the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the ministry had announced that all salaries would not be paid.

However, Concise gathered that JOHESU had asked the Federal Government to pay the salary in the spirit of reconciliation.

JOHESU spokesperson, Jack Lampang,  said this would be one of the demands to be tabled before officers nominated to carry out alternative dispute resolution on Monday.

He said: “The no work, no pay rule can be set aside. When the NMA went on strike, the ‘no work, no pay’ rule was suspended. We are going into conflict resolution and it would be resolved for the sake of peace.

“We are aware of the circular from the SGF but you have to understand that if the ministry had done what it ought to do, there would not have been a strike in the first place.”