September 25, 2018

Ngige faults health workers strike, call for meeting Tuesday (Nation)

Ngige faults health workers strike, call for meeting Tuesday (Nation)

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Monday told striking health workers that their action did not follow laid down rules as they failed to give the government a fourteen day ultimatum as required by law.

The Minister however asked the striking workers to return to their place of primary assignment as the government is already addressing all issues contained in their demand, while also inviting them for a meeting on Tuesday with a view to resolving the issues in contention. 

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, the Minister expressed disappointment that the leadership of the striking workers failed to honour a meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21, because they wanted to call out the workers on strike.

He appealed to the striking he appealed to the striking workers to return to work to avoid the current hardship being suffered by patients. Read more

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