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NMA Threatens To Embark On Strike If FG Yield To The Demands Of JOHESU / Federal Health Workers Under The Umbrella Of JOHESU Embark On Indefinite Trike / Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike On June 9 (2) (3) (4)
|JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Nobody: 10:24pm On Feb 17, 2016|
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it will commence an indefinite strike by 12 midnight today (Feb. 17) if the Federal Government failed to meet members’ demands. The National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union who also doubled as JOHESU National Chairman, Mr Biobebelemoye Josiah, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
Josiah explained that members are demanding for improved working conditions, including the implementation of skipping of Grade Level 10. According to him, JOHESU is asking for adjustment of the 2009 CONHESS salary table and allowances as was done for the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in January 2014. He described government insensitivity to the demands as ``provocative, insulting and unjust in the worst dimension in a democratic dispensation’’.
Josiah lamented that members of the union were being subjected to discrimination and industrial marginalisation in the health sector in favour of NMA members.
On the issue of skipping of Grade level 10, he noted that rather than paying them the money government went ahead to pay medical doctors which he claimed were not entitle to such allowance by law.
Josiah also explained that the court ruled in their favour that they should be paid, adding that government failed to respect the court injunction. However, Josiah called on the federal government to give priority attention and capture the financial implication of the demands in this year’s health sector budget. According to him, JOHESU comprised more than 99 per cent of service deliverance in the health system, noting that government failure to meet the demands would have negative impact on the country’s healthcare delivery.
``JOHESU members and doctors are treated differently, even when it is not the right of doctors to earn specific pay they accord them the pay which is part of the problems we are passing through. ``This now brings disharmony because there is no fair administration of the health system which is part of the things that is causing disharmony and turbulence in the system, to avoid that the President should change such act,’’ he said. JOHESU is an umbrella body of all professional and non-professional health workers, excluding medical doctors.
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Ebimablog: 10:30pm On Feb 17, 2016|
I think it is long overdue.we are all behind you
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Bishop4bella(m): 4:00am On Feb 18, 2016|
This thread needs to be moved to front page.
There is a big magine between medical doctors and other health workers.
I'll advise our government to look into this matter because not everyone have the interest of becoming a medical doctor.
Take for instance an house officer take home is more than level 11officer and prefencial treatments is just too much.
JOHESU leaders as well fight for their selfish interest. I could vividly remember 2014/2015 strike was a waste of time. JOHESU went for three months strike only to call it off when their personal pocket enrich.
The question is... Hope this strike will not waste of life(s)?
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by otswag(m): 7:18am On Feb 18, 2016|
Here we go again. Another "JOHESU vs Medical Doctors" series of threads brewing. If its your right, use the law to defend your argument. Don't bring a lame excuse that because drs are paid this, u must be paid that. Plus, learn to stop painting drs in a bad image and misleading the public just to gain public sympathy for your cause.
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by theplanmaker: 7:19am On Feb 18, 2016|
Lalasticlala Dominique oya do the needful abeg
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by theplanmaker: 7:21am On Feb 18, 2016|
But doctors started it!
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by otswag(m): 7:26am On Feb 18, 2016|
theplanmaker:really? Please by all means, enlighten us.
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by adeoladrg(m): 7:50am On Feb 18, 2016|
Another medical doctor bashing thread.
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Pvin: 9:33am On Feb 18, 2016|
Nigeria really need to set boundaries in the unified grading salary system holistically
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by eleojo23: 9:35am On Feb 18, 2016|
Here we go again.
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Nobody: 9:35am On Feb 18, 2016|
If JOHESU wan strike, abeg make dem strike.
Dollars don pass N300, we no die. At least herbal medicine dey there, na him our papas dem use before oyinbo bring injection. . . so nothing dey happen! We no go let una kill us for this country!
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by DrAdonis: 9:36am On Feb 18, 2016|
These people going on strike are not medical doctors. Nurses who went to the university too are not part of them.
No sir, you are misinformed. A house officer (doctor) is on an equivalent of CONHESS 9 while med lab scientists and pharmacy interns are on CONHESS 8 Salary scale. And that is very fair if you ask me..
It's really funny that other health workers like lab scientists, pharmacists, porters, hospital cleaners, security etc come together and decide to go on strike because they are not receiving the same salaries and allowances as doctors.
Nigerians need to start behaving civil and Noble really. We can't be misbehaving in the name of unionism asking for equal salary with people who we had completely different training with...Even Albert Einstein said the worst form of inequality is trying to make unequal things equal.
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by AfroKnight: 9:37am On Feb 18, 2016|
Honestly I'm tired of these people. Everywhere in the world, doctors get better pay than other health pros. Is there a worldwide strike to that effect? What is the essence of hierarchy if we level out the cadre?
These people are just too antagonistic. I just tire.
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by eddykisses1(m): 9:37am On Feb 18, 2016|
If it is their right...then the government should do the needful...that is all
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by brilliant5(m): 9:38am On Feb 18, 2016|
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by THUNDER4real(m): 9:39am On Feb 18, 2016|
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by ademega(m): 9:39am On Feb 18, 2016|
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by CIMA129: 9:39am On Feb 18, 2016|
i hear u
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by maxiuc(m): 9:40am On Feb 18, 2016|
Hmmmmmmmm buhari oya come arrange ur government we no understand oooo hehehe cHange change una don dey see am
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Nobody: 9:40am On Feb 18, 2016|
Them don start again.
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by oliviatwist: 9:41am On Feb 18, 2016|
otswag:Did you bother to read the article and see the part about a court ruling or to is it just a witch hunt to you since you aren't affected?
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Nobody: 9:41am On Feb 18, 2016|
For those who may not Understand, let me explain what JOHESU means to you.
The nurses(who spent three years in Nursing school. A few of them got part-time Bsc. )
The ward orderlies(in other words, messangers, secondary school leaving certificate holders)
Admin staff(who literally spend half of the day gossiping at their desks)
Technicians(who fix the bulbs and other hospital property)
lab scientists, and the most pathetic of all, pharmacists.
Their agitation is that the Doctors get better paid than them. But, listen again, and think about it. Can all the afore mentioned people be paid the same amount of money?
Interestingly, pharmacists get paid almost as much as the Doctors. But the truth is that Doctors work all day long and as well do calls. whereas they shift their own services and what do Pharmacists do in hospitals? They DISPENSE drugs. Their mates in other countries manufacture drugs for the populace..but they ONLY dispense the drugs a Doctor must have prescribed for a patient. Most of these lab scientists and pharmacists chose medicine as their first choice courses but were given these courses of study. of course, logically there is a difference.
the level of expertise, the amount of mental input and the amount of workload have great effects. How can any of these, educated people not understand and think every managerial problem they have has to be against the Doctors.
Pharmacists forming a union with these other people irks me. they have thrown their profession to the dogs. and no, it is completely absurd for a ward orderly to want the same salary level as a Doctor and for pharmacists and lab workers to join in such ridiculous agitations.
These people are only trying to sabotage tthe Federal Government and should be dealt with accordingly.
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by Reference(m): 9:41am On Feb 18, 2016|
Yeah. And how we love to bash doctors who monetize life a play acting God. Greedy lot.
Just watch this space. By December they will be demanding special exchange rates of 1 naira to a dollar from the CBN and before the decade is out, first line charge from the treasury. Afterall they are more important than the judiciary and legislature combined.
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by iiiyyyk(m): 9:42am On Feb 18, 2016|
I will comment when Nigeria ever fix a single problem. how long shall this continue? Nigeria is the most populated nation of dulards...
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by reflx(m): 9:43am On Feb 18, 2016|
no one has rights again o!
sometimes i think Nigerians dont read or believe news...are they not aware the country is sliding to recession?
there is no cash anywhere!
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by yemajiteru(m): 9:44am On Feb 18, 2016|
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by murphyibiam15(m): 9:45am On Feb 18, 2016|
AfroKnight:as in eee.....instead of fighting for their course they're busy hating and chastising doctors as if doctors are responsible for the whorls......even in US CANADA AND UK doctors get more better pay than other health workers and thats because of the hierarchy of civil service.
is time people started fighting for their rights without bringing others down
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|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by sayyid(m): 9:45am On Feb 18, 2016|
AfroKnight:You really mean everywhere?
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by repogirl(f): 9:46am On Feb 18, 2016|
E don start, if they are not careful, there will be a general strike soon, dollar is too expensive right now!
|Re: JOHESU To Embark On Nationwide Strike by drered(m): 9:46am On Feb 18, 2016|
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