Healthcare employees on the College School Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday, joined the nationwide strike referred to as by the Joint Well being Sector Union (JOHESU).
NAN reviews that many important locations within the hospital, together with the pharmacy, the medical data part and two of the principle gates into the hospital had been locked.
The JOHESU Chairman, UCH Chapter, Mr. Adeolu Alli, stated the strike turned crucial after “a protracted interval” — three years of ready on the Federal Authorities.
He stated that the federal government has seemingly taken the endurance of the hanging employees with no consideration.
“We’re on strike in the mean time, and our members have gone house.
“The extent of compliance is nearly 98 per cent. The federal government should meet our calls for.
“On September 30, 2017, there was an settlement with the Federal Authorities on a few of these points, most particularly the adjustment of our wage construction.
“Three months later, that was April and Might 2018, we needed to go on strike once more as a result of the federal government did not fulfil its a part of the settlement,” he stated.
In keeping with him, JOHESU makes up over 94 per cent of employees within the government-owned hospitals.
“JOHESU is made up of over 94 per cent of employees within the hospitals, besides medical doctors.
“Clearly, there’s nothing that may be finished with out this workforce, however sadly, the Federal Ministry of Well being has been biased all alongside.
“We’ve tried our greatest. We now have been affected person sufficient, but it surely’s unlucky that they’re taking our endurance with no consideration,” he stated.