Nigeria: Court Orders Members of JOHESU to Suspend Nationwide Strike and Resume Work Within 24 Hours

The National Industrial Court in Abuja Nigeria’s capital has ordered members of the Joint Health Sector Union to suspend their nationwide strike action and resume work within 24 hours.

Justice Babatunde Adejumo on Thursday ordered the union to immediately return to the negotiation table with the Federal Government taking into cognizance the National Salaries, Income and Wages Act and other enabling laws.

The judge ordered the ministers of Health, Labour and Employment, to immediately set up a committee to address issues raised by the parties.

The order followed an ex parte application by an NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International challenging the on-going industrial action, which has crippled the health sector.

The union on April 17, embarked on strike to demand for upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, and employment of additional health professionals following similar demands by medical doctors.

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