By Manasseh Isyaku
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has suspended its indefinite strike for 21 days.
The suspension of the industrial action was announced after a meeting between the leadership of the union and President Bola Tinubu, on Monday.
Confirming the situation to TheCable, Obinna Ogbonna, JOSEHU’s acting chairman, said the union is suspending the strike and giving the government a “21-day window opportunity for the government to address those issues as presented”.
“The various engagements so far and some of the various processes reactivated. With the intervention of our president today and his plea that we should consider suspending the strike because he is now involved in the matter. The issue was brought to the national executive council, and it was looked at, and we agreed to suspend the strike giving the 21-day window opportunity for the government to address those issues as presented,” Ogbonna told TheCable.
“The president pleaded that we need to build confidence and trust, and we believe he is not going to disappoint us or renege on the process that has been started already.”
JOHESU commenced the indefinite nationwide strike on May 24.
The health workers started industrial action to compel the government to pay their hazard allowances and meet the salary structure adjustment, among other demands.