Updated: Health workers shelve strike again, meet FG Wednesday

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have announced the shelving of their planned strike. This followed an invitation for a meeting with the federal government scheduled for Wednesday 6, 2021. The decision was announced Tuesday in a communiqué signed by JOHESU’s acting general secretary , Comrade M.O, Ajorutu at the end of an Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

AHAPN urges FG to develop uniform salary structure for healthcare workers

September 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has urged the federal government to develop a uniform salary structure for healthcare workers. The association made the call in a statement jointly signed by its national chairman Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo and national secretary Mr Oladele Obikoya and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki.  The group also urged the Nigerian Medical Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

Health workers protest exclusion from health reform committee

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) has kicked against the exclusion of her members from Nigeria’s Presidential Committee on Health Reform. According to a letter dated September 9th, 2021 , addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the workers called for inclusion of the five unions which comprise about 95 percent of the public health Read More

Breaking: Health workers begin nationwide strike

September 13, 2020 Editor 0

Health workers associations under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) will as from midnight on Sunday proceed on nationwide strike after their talks with the federal government broke down. All the leadership of JOHESU has asked its members to withdraw services from beginning of the current week. Thid was revealed through a statement the union issued on Sunday Read More

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JOHESU threatens to strike health sector

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Health workers have threatened to resume their suspended strike. The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), on Wednesday, threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended last May, if the issues in dispute are not resolved in two weeks from today. According to Vanguard Newspaper, JOHESU, through its chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, issued the strike notice in a letter addressed to the Read More

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Nigeria’s health sector collapse By Jerome-Mario Utomi

June 16, 2018 Administrator 0

I recently witnessed a fight between two young adults within the church premises. And as expected of me, I immediately intervened. And in my effort to calm their frailed nerves, I observed that one was visibly calm and viewed the whole episode as a friendly battle occasioned by a communication gap. The other was, however, furious and unmanageable; a behavior Read More

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Strike: JOHESU thanks Saraki for intervention

June 2, 2018 Administrator 0

  The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has expressed appreciations to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for his prompt intervention during the six weeks nationwide strike. Chairman of the union, Josiah Biobelemoye, said in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council meeting in Abuja that the suspension of the strike was sequel to Saraki’s and sympathy for Read More

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Why we suspended the strike – JOHESU

June 2, 2018 Administrator 0

  National Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah, has said that the Union called off its six weeks old nationwide strike because of its empathy for the suffering Nigerians. He stated this yesterday in a communiqué issued by the union at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. The union resolved that court Read More

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How Saraki’s intervention ended JOHESU strike

June 1, 2018 Administrator 0

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel was reached by Nigerians and all stakeholders of the Health Sector on Thursday as the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) called off it’s six weeks strike action following the well thought out intervention of Senate President, Bukola Saraki after series of meetings with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union. Read More

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We require neutral persons to resolve JOHESU, FG face-off — Wabba

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba speaks on the lingering crisis in the health sector, and concludes that a neutral body will be required to end the faceoff between the federal government and the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). MOSES JOHN brings the details. Health workers strike First, this situation is getting out of hand because it has taken longer than Read More

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Health workers strike to end soon

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

There are strong indications that the over six-week old industrial action by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) may soon come to an end, due to an intervention by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Chairman of JOHESU, Comrade Josiah Biobelemoye, told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the workers were optimistic after an intervention meeting with the Read More

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JOHESU strike: Impartial negotiators wanted, by Jerry Uwah

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

At the best of times, Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system is decrepit. The hospitals are far-flung, under-staffed and poorly equipped. In some rural communities the nearest hospital is 40 kilometres away. Nigeria is not investing in its human resources. Bill Gates, the world’s richest man and co-founder of the Bill/ Melinda Gates Foundation which has fl ushed billions of dollars down Read More

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Senate moves to end health workers’ strike

May 25, 2018 Administrator 0

  The Senate has intervened in the lingering industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) weeks back . President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU, where he listened to their grievances and demands, also met with the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Minister of Labour, Read More

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FG has no moral right to go to court on strike – JOHESU

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Joy Josiah Biobelemoye, speaks on the crisis in the health sector, the on-going nationwide strike and why the crisis cannot be resolved except President Muhammadu Buhari personally intervenes. MOSES JOHN reports. Court injunction against JOHESU I don’t Read More

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Patients stranded as Bauchi health workers join JOHESU strike

May 15, 2018 Administrator 0

Bauchi state health workers have joined the ongoing strike as directed by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), grounding activities at the state hospitals and leaving patients stranded. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited General Hospital in Bayara town and the Specialists’ Hospital, Bauchi Metropolis on Monday, reports that health workers had deserted the hospitals. State Chairman Read More

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Ebola: JOHESU strike won’t affect screening at ports – Adewole

May 12, 2018 Administrator 0

The ongoing Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike would not hinder the screening of travellers coming into the country, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said. The minister, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, said health workers at the nation’s ports were not part of the JOHESU’s strike, adding that government had a mechanism of screening travellers Read More

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Kano health workers join national strike

May 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Normal services have been stopped in public health workers facilities in Kano as healthcare workers in the state joined the JOHESU nationwide strike in solidarity. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that activities at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Abdullahi Wase Hospital in Kano have been paralysed as a result of the JOHESU. NAN checks around the two Read More

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Patients suffer as health workers’ strike grounds hospitals

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ngozi Ezeokeke slowly wheeled her aged mother through the corridors of the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, on Saturday, and the patient’s pains were clear on her face. She was drooling, her neck dropped to the shoulders. “Her condition has worsened because nurses are not around to give her regular therapy,” a visibly aggrieved Ms Ezeokeke said. Her mother had a Read More

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JOHESU strike: 50-year-old man commits suicide

May 3, 2018 Administrator 0

The management of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, have disclosed that an unidentified man deliberately jumped down from the sixth floor of the hospital. The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Deji Bobade, who confirmed the incident to newsmen yesterday in Ibadan, said the man went to the floor where the museum was under lock and jumped down in an Read More

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Health workers’ strike: FG, JOHESU meet again today

April 30, 2018 Administrator 0

The federal government and the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) will reconvene today in a bid to find a resolution to the strike. This was indicated in a statement by the Ministry of Health yesterday in reaction to an advert sponsored by JOHESU in the Daily Trust Newspaper of Saturday April 28. The union in the advert accused the Read More

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Declare emergency in health sector, Nurses tell FG

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the health sector. The National Chairman of the association, Wale Olatunde, said that such measure would purge the sector of inefficiency and corruption. Olatunde who made the call yesterday, at the on-going annual labour workshop in Abuja with Read More

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Strike: JOHESU arm-twisting FG – Minister

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday said the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) was arm-twisting the federal government to implement a nonexisting agreement. Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (EFC) meeting in Abuja, the minister said JOHESU never had any tangible agreement with the government other than “minutes of meeting” Read More

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Health workers’ strike: FG raises negotiations c’ttee

April 24, 2018 Administrator 0

The federal government has stated that it had set up a committee to review the ‘technical and fi nancial’ related aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions. According to the government, this was part of the decisions reached at a meeting of top officials held on Sunday night aimed at finding ways of ending the ongoing Read More