Respite As Health Workers Suspend Strike


There is now respite in the health sector in Rivers State as health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital have suspended their almost 13-day old indefinite strike.
The Tide learnt that the health workers had embarked on the strike over alleged failure of the management to pay workers’ salaries, non-promotion of staff and lack of adequate working tools for staff.
The Chairman of JOHESU, UPTH Branch, Kristian Awoibi, in an interview in Port Harcourt, said that the strike was suspended following a successful meeting and agreement signed between the national body and the hospital management.
Awoibi, therefore, directed health workers at the UPTH to resume work yesterday by 8 O’clock in the morning.
He explained that the Federal Government has also promised to address the issue of stagnation of staff.


Susan Serekara-Nwikhana