Barring any last minute change of heart, health workers will begin a nationwide strike starting from midnight on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

The health workers, under the aegies of the  Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU), have been asked  to withdraw their services and embark on a nationwide strike over failure by the Federal Government to address their issues.

The decision for a call to down tools was reached after the National Executive Council (NEC) of the JOHESU held a meeting on Saturday.

The Union in a statement on Sunday said it gave the Federal Government one week to address all lingering issues and nothing concrete had been achieved.

The health workers are asking the Federal Government to address the failures and decaying infrastructure in the health sector and pay the shortfall in COVID-19 hazard allowances for their members.

The Union is also seeking the adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure, implementation of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria consent judgment and other court judgments, and pay all outstanding salary arrears.

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