The Federal Government and the striking Joint Health Sector Union will reconvene today in a bid to find a resolution to the ongoing indefinite strike. This was disclosed in an interview with The National Vice-chairman of JOHESU, Dr Obinna Ogbonna. The unions had met with the government last Thursday, but the meeting ended in a deadlock. Members of the union embarked on an indefinite strike last Thursday to press home their demands. The health workers are demanding the immediate approval and implementation of the Technical Committee report on Consolidated Health Salary Structure Adjustment by the Federal Government; the immediate payment of the omission and shortfall in the COVID-19 hazard/inducement allowances of affected health workers in federal health institutions; the recognition of support health workers in hospital facilities in the payment of the new hazard allowance; and the payment and inculcation of peculiar allowances to health workers under the aegis of JOHESU/AHPA. Dr. Ogbonna while Speaking with a journalist, said the meeting with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment today is by 12 pm and The permanent secretary of the ministry will take charge because that is the hierarchy of power when the minister is not available.

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