Doctors embark on warning strike over salary arrears in Ebonyi

Association of Resident Doctors, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) branch has called on the management of the institution to pay their December N50 million salary shortfall.

The group which embarked on a 3-day warning strike expressed dismay on the outright refusal of hospital management to pay the money which was released for them in December 2019.

Addressing Journalists in Abakaliki, Dr. Osuagwu Philip president Association of Resident Doctors (ARD),  (AE-FUTHA) said the association made efforts to negotiate with the management  but they refuse to pay.

His words: “The current strike we embarked on is because of the money that we are being owed which is arrears of what we called salary shortfalls which was supposed to be paid to us last December. N50million was released for this payment and we have tried to negotiate with management to pay this money, they refused.

“We are not alone in this, the other south east hospitals like UNTH,FMC Owerri, FMC Umuahia, National Orthopedic hospital and other hospitals in Nigeria received money, the same money and they all paid. It has  been a challenged to us and the same thing happened in 2018 when N100million was also paid to our hospital for this purpose,” he said.

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