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JOHESU strike: Nigerian govt, health workers in marathon meetings

The Federal Government and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have held series of closed door meetings with the aim of proffering a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the health workers.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said on Thursday in Abuja that the Federal Government has been having series of meeting with the leadership of the striking health workers.

According to the minister, marathon meetings were held on Wednesday, while the meeting would also reconvene later on Thursday.

He, however, pleaded with the striking workers to call off the ongoing nationwide strike in the interest of the public.

JOHESU had commenced strike on April 17, following the Federal Government’s failure to implement agreement signed with the unions.

The union’s demands include adjustment of Consolidated Health salary Structure, CONHESS, salary as done for Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESS, since 2014, and abolition of scale to scale promotion, payment of outstanding arrears of promotion, skipping and relativity.

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