Kogi Health Workers Calls Off Planned Strike

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The Joint Health Sector Unions of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter, has called off its planned State wide strike earlier slated to begin on Wednesday, 26th November, 2014.

Addressing Newsmen in the office of the Deputy Governor after an extensive deliberation with the Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, the Head of Service, Dr Moses Atakpa and the Commissioner for Health, Dr Idris Omede, the State Chairman and Chairman Joint Health Sectors Union of Kogi State, said following the appeal by the Kogi State Deputy Governor, the union has shelved its planned strike till 10th of December, 2014 if their demands are not met.

According to comrade Onuh Edoka, the promise by the Deputy Governor to present their issues to the State Governor for consideration and in the interest of the people of the State, is reason why the union would extend for another 14 days for Government to meet their demands, after which the union would have no choice but to down tool.

In a remarks, Kogi State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, described the demands of the union as reasonable if not for the paucity of funds accruing to the State Government.

Awoniyi, commended the responsiveness of the union to the plea by the State Government assuring that the State Government would meet the agreed basic minimum demands by the union.

While describing Capt Idris Wada as a worker friendly Governor, Awoniyi, thanked the union for being considerate disclosing that health which is wealth, needs the attention of all.

Part of the unions demands include, the implementation of balance of CONHESS, restoration of all grade levels cost as a result of CONHESS implementation and the extension of tax reduction to all health workers in the State amongst other demands.

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