News - JOHESU

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

6 days ago /
Health  Nation 

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Striking Health Workers Resume

2 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

Striking Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU resumed work on Tuesday. In a statement by the chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and secretary, Florence Ekpebor, all branches are to hold their congresses on Wednesday to present before them agreements and circulars from government. In line with the agreed terms with the federal government to suspend...

Resident Doctors’ Strike Looms

2 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

A fresh crisis is brewing within the health sector as doctors and non-medical staff bicker over government’s welfare package. The bone of contention is the possible bridging of disparity between the welfare package for doctors and non-medical staff. Ordinarily, medical doctors and non-medical doctors in any medical centre are supposed to be...

Health Workers Continue Strike

3 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

The Joint Health Sector Unions have resolved to continue the ongoing strike in all federal health institutions pending the outcome of a meeting scheduled for this Saturday with the federal government A statement jointly signed by JOHESU national chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and national secretary Epkebor Florence called on state councils to...

FG’s Meeting With Striking Health Workers Ends In Deadlock

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

There appears not to be any headway in the negotiation between the Federal Government and the striking health workers in the country. At the end of their reconciliation meeting in Abuja, which was chaired by the Federal Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and Health Minister, Issac Adewole, both parties...

Osun NMA Calls Off Strike

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Medical Association Osun State branch has called off its seven-day warning strike and directed all its members return to work. Speaking to newsmen after a meeting with its members, the Chairman, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke, says the state government has commenced talks with the NMA hence the decision to put...

Labour Minister Asks Health Workers To Return To Work

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Minister of labour and employment, Chris  Ngige has called  health workers  in the joint  health sector unions to call off their nationwide strike and return to their duty  posts. In a statement issued by deputy director Samuel Olowokere, Ngige  accused JOHESU of wrongly issuing a seven day strike ultimatum. The minister regreted...

JOHESU Condemns Assault Of It's Members

3 weeks ago /
Health 

The joint health sector unions have condemned the continuous harassment and intimidation of their members in Irrua specialist teaching hospital by the chairman of the medical advisory committee of the hospital, Wilson Ovienria. The union in a statement by the national chairman, Biobelomoye Josiah, accused the chairman, medical advisory committee of...

Medical Director Arraigned Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre Owerri,  Angela Uwakwem on Tuesday, appeared before an Owerri High Court, on an 18 count charge, bordering on financial misappropriation and embezzlement to the tune of 242 million Naira.  The medical director was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following...

JOHESU Orders Members Across Nigeria To Embark On A Warning Strike

1 year ago /
Health 

Less than 24hours after the speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the delegation from the federal government pleaded with the National Association of Resident Doctors, to return to the negotiation table over their demands, the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU have ordered all their members in federal,...

LUTH CMD Appeals To JOHESU To call Off Strike

2 years ago /
Nation 

 Prof. Chris Bode, the acting Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Wednesday, urged striking health workers to call off their ongoing nationwide strike.Bode made the appeal at a news briefing while reacting to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Joint Health Sector Union...

 

Medical Director Urges Health Workers To Resume Work

2 years ago /
Health 

The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Dr Taiwo Sheikh, on Friday appealed to striking workers in the health sector to resume work. Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, Sheikh urged the aggrieved health workers to "show patriotism and pity the sick that require medical attention’’. According to him, the government is...

 

Health Workers Strike Leads To Increased Death Cases In Bayelsa

2 years ago /
Health 

Health workers at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Bayelsa State, yesterday, staged a peaceful protest over the alleged continued refusal of the Federal Government to discuss and approve the demands of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Care Professionals. According to the protesting health workers, led...

Nigeria’s Health Workers Union To Continue With Strike

2 years ago /
Health 

Nigeria’s health workers union says there is no going back on the strike they embarked upon sixty-nine days ago. The president of the medical and health workers union, Ayuba Wabba told AIT’s correspondent in Abuja that the strike will only be called off if government accedes to their demands. The general secretary...

 

JOHESU Suspends 2-Month Old Strike In Enugu

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State branch of the Joint Health Workers Union of Nigeria (JOHESU), has suspended its two month old strike. The Chairman of the union, Chief Mathias Okonkwo, announced this at the end of its congress in Enugu on Friday. Okonkwo said the suspension followed the outcome of a meeting the leaders...

Health Workers In Katsina Vow to Continue With Strike

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has vowed to sustain its strike in Katsina state despite threat by the State Government to withhold salary of members. The union comprises nurses and midwives, health technicians and other health related workers. The union's Secretary, Alhaji Sani Yusuf, stated this on Thursday in Katsina during...

 

FG Says Planned Strike By Health Workers Unnecessary, Unjustifiable

2 years ago /
Health 

The Federal Government says the planned strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is unjustifiable, unnecessary and unfortunate. The Supervising Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, stated government’s position at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Alhassan said the decision of JOHESU’s executive to embark on strike from 12 a.m....

Medical And Health Workers Shut Down NAFDAC

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) on Wednesday shut down National Agency for Food and Drug Administrations and Control (NAFDAC) offices across the country over poor working condition and unpaid allowances. They declared an indefinite strike at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Stephen Ibe the State Chairman...