GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Enugu Federal Psychiatric hospital staff embark on indefinite strike

By Tony Edike on 08/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,029

The aggrieved workers of the hospital during the rally held Thursday to announce commencement of the
The aggrieved workers of the hospital during the rally held Thursday to announce commencement of the

Workers of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu (FNHE) Thursday shutdown activities in the hospital as they embarked on indefinite strike following unresolved industrial disputes.

In a strike notice addressed to the Medical Director, Dr. JoJo Onwukwe, and presented to journalists during a press conference by the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Unions in the hospital, the workers said the hospital would remain shut until their four major demands were met.

The strike notice was signed by the Chairman of Senior Staff Association (SSA) of Nigeria, FNHE chapter, Comrade Anthony Ozurumba; Vice Chairman of National Association of Nigerian Nurses (NANNM) and Midwives, Comrade Sims Nwagwu; Secretary of SSA, Comrade Onu Bank-Anthony; Chairman of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Eze Matthew; Secretary of NANNM, Comrade Ugwu Eric and Secretary of MHWUN, Comrade Oduburu Friday.

The workers  listed their demands to include "payment of all withheld salaries and arrears from February 2017 till date; payment of all withheld promotion arrears; payment of all accumulated teaching allowances to the affected staff; and immediate enrollment of our Hospital into Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) payment platform".

The labour leaders stated that they had exhausted every possible peaceful means  of resolving the dispute but neither the management of the hospital nor the parent Federal Ministry of Health took any meaningful step towards addressing them.

"We had earlier issued 21 days Ultimatum letter dated 11th January 2018, which expired on 1st February 2018. We followed it up with 7 days Ultimatum to the management of the hospital and that has equally expired and yet there was no response from any quarters,"  Comrade Anthony Ozurumba told journalists.

Efforts made to get the reaction of the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Onwukwe proved abortive as he was not in his office when our correspondent visited, just as his phone lines were switched off. 

Posted 08/02/2018 9:25:17 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
COMMENTARY ON IKEOHA FOUNDATION ADULT LITERACY DAY AND...

Nigeria to exit 90 international organisations – FG...

Biafra: Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

NUJ applauds Gov. Ugwuanyi for maintaining excellent labour...

45 Boko Haram Members Convicted, Jailed 3 to...

No 2019 campaigns in Benue till herdsmen crisis...

Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with...

‘Mainagate’: One scandal too many for Buhari’s govt,...

Hundreds of Canadian doctors demand lower salaries

Nigerian Senate suspends Pro-Buhari Senator

Nigerians will overtake Indians as world’s poorest people...

INTERPOL, court issue fresh arrest warrants for Maina...

 

Latest News Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London Gunmen, bombers attack Kogi, Borno, kill 27 Why I must win in 2019 – Buhari Presidency blames politicians for herdsmen killings in Middle Belt Senate: Fed Govt plotted mace snatch to overthrow Saraki, Ekweremadu – Gov. Wike Suspected Herdsmen set houses on fire, kill many overnight in Benue Communities $5.3bn: Court strikes out EFCC case against Patience Jonathan Businessman attacks Keyamo in court over Buhari appointment Enugu govt moves to exploit world’s oldest iron smelting site INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG INEC plans to rig election for Buhari and APC – PDP Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,536 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (3,419 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,157 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (2,919 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (2,899 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,397 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,164 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,116 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,037 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,022 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (1,922 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (1,773 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (3) POLITICS (234) SOCIETY (83) SPORTS (3) BUSINESS (118) HEALTH (8) EDUCATION (10) INTERNATIONAL (15) ENTERTAINMENT (3) TECHNOLOGY (0) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands