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Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by IbnIbrahim: 8:35am On Apr 30, 2018
The Federal Ministry of Health has told health workers who are currently on strike that their demand for the same pay as doctors is unrealistic and unacceptable.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this in a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Information, Olajide Oshundun, on Sunday while responding to an advertorial published by the Joint Health Sector Union.


He said efforts were being made to meet JOHESU’s demand for salary increase but health workers should not expect to be paid the same as doctors.

The statement read in part, “Indeed, the Federal Government has put machinery in place to ensure that the strike is called off by meeting with JOHESU officials on several occasions, the last being on Wednesday April 25, 2018, at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja.


“An offer has been made to adjust the salaries and wages of JOHESU members by the Federal Government. But what JOHESU is asking for is parity with medical doctors, which is neither practicable nor acceptable to the Federal Government.”

Adewole said in September 2017, JOHESU presented a 15-point demand to the Federal Government of which 14 had already been implemented while the last demand was being attended to by the high-level body set up by the government to look into its implementation.


He, therefore, called on JOHESU to suspend its strike for the sake of Nigerians.

The statement added, “The Federal Government wishes to appeal to JOHESU to immediately call off the strike and allow the high-level body to conclude its assignment as contained in the 2017 agreement.


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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by 360great(m): 8:38am On Apr 30, 2018
Ok
Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by THUNDER4real(m): 8:54am On Apr 30, 2018
complete strike is looming....private practice is booming..

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by IbnIbrahim: 9:09am On Apr 30, 2018
THUNDER4real:
complete strike is looming....private practice is booming..

Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by uboma(m): 5:15pm On Apr 30, 2018
JOHESU cannot be placed on the same salary scale with Doctors.


Their demand is unreasonable.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by erikoko(f): 7:07pm On Apr 30, 2018
Its not unreasonable. N dey r not asking to b on d same scale. But to also increase d scale as dey did for d doctors in Nov 2017. D minister of health s a doctor na. So whom will he support

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by IbnIbrahim: 10:35pm On Apr 30, 2018
erikoko:
Its not unreasonable. N dey r not asking to b on d same scale. But to also increase d scale as dey did for d doctors in Nov 2017. D minister of health s a doctor na. So whom will he support

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Thegamingorca(m): 4:21am On May 01, 2018
erikoko:
Its not unreasonable. N dey r not asking to b on d same scale. But to also increase d scale as dey did for d doctors in Nov 2017. D minister of health s a doctor na. So whom will he support



your post is collapsing on itself

You have said nothing about the degree by which johesu wants their salaries to be increased.

You don't hold a nation to ransome without coming clean with what it is you want.

Cos it seems the nation has no idea what johesu wants while johesu is in the corner agreeing that dey are being misconstrued indeed.


What manner of increase of salary does johesu want if it's not the same amount been paid to doctors?

And can someone plz tell the government that dey have the wrong picture?

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Stemkay: 7:01am On May 01, 2018
If not for dis APE PIECE government.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Nobody: 7:01am On May 01, 2018
I don't think JOHESU members are requesting to be placed on same salary scale with Doctors.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Nairalandmentor(m): 7:01am On May 01, 2018
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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by iykeslim82(m): 7:02am On May 01, 2018
Hello
Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by abumeinben(m): 7:03am On May 01, 2018
We're already short of health workers. Doctors are well needed alright. This should be at the expense of the benefits of other health workers. Just imagine a pharmacist cannot be the president of Nigeria Medical Association. This is just a corporate discrimination.

Health workers pay should be raised appropriately. Engineers should be recognized appropriately (oh! NSE is just as useless. All they know is registration and fees angry)



Edit..

Nawao, somebody cannot just make mistake in peace ni ehn? All these bashings on mayday grin
Una wan spoil my holiday for me ni?

tenderlaw
Basic123

Ok, PSN and NMA are separate bodies. Noted, stored and signed. Abumeinbe.n take note.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Nackzy: 7:04am On May 01, 2018
So the strike should continue, people should keep on dieing, foolish voters and suportters of buhari, how market .. Only in Nigeria
Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by onyxo76(m): 7:05am On May 01, 2018
I don't think they are asking for equal pay with doctors but an adjustment in their CONHESS salary scale as was done for CONMESS

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Jibabs2(m): 7:07am On May 01, 2018
Who's asking for the same salary with doctors? JUHESU never ask for thesame salary with doctors, all they need is small increment.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by bolinjkezzy(m): 7:09am On May 01, 2018
Increasing the salary of johesu members by a thousand automatically mean an increase in doctors salary because there is a certain ratio to be maintained which is why fg will not increase their salary for now except there is something both party are not telling us.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by chioma134: 7:15am On May 01, 2018
onyxo76:
I don't think they are asking for equal pay with doctors but an adjustment in their CONHESS salary scale as was done for CONMESS
erikoko:
Its not unreasonable. N dey r not asking to b on d same scale. But to also increase d scale as dey did for d doctors in Nov 2017. D minister of health s a doctor na. So whom will he support
They are asking for equal pay with doctors. They want relativity, ie the ratio of doctor's salaries to other health workers removed. This ratio was what was reintroduced for doctors in the so called adjustment after being eroded for so long, and not specifically salary increase.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by nagoma(m): 7:16am On May 01, 2018
abumeinben:
Just imagine a pharmacist cannot be the president of Nigeria Medical Association. This is just a corporate discrimination()

There are no Pharmacists among the members of Nigerian Medical Association( NMA). A pharmacist cannot be the president of NMA just as a Medical Doctor cannot be the President of Pharmacists Association of Nigeria ( PAN). So what’s your problem?

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by sartorius(m): 7:16am On May 01, 2018
erikoko:
Its not unreasonable. N dey r not asking to b on d same scale. But to also increase d scale as dey did for d doctors in Nov 2017. D minister of health s a doctor na. So whom will he support
. The adjustment of 2017 was to correct the relativity ratio, while I support an increment in the salary of johesu members, I also want it to be effected in salary of doctors. Once government accedes to demands of johesu, it should also increase Drs salary. Period!!

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by onyxo76(m): 7:18am On May 01, 2018
chioma134:

They are asking for equal pay with doctors. They want relativity, ie the ratio of doctor's salaries to other health workers removed. This ratio was what was reintroduced for doctors in the so called adjustment after being eroded for so long, and not specifically salary increase.
hmm i'm not sure about that, this relativity has always been in place and is used worldwide. But if really they want it removed then its quite unrealistic, how can an MLS earn the same with an MBBS holder?

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Nobody: 7:19am On May 01, 2018
Some comments above show that many of us are either ignorant or blinded by sentiments.
JOHESU want to do away with relativity, they want skipping, they want to earn call duty allowance or its equivalent, they want specialist allowance which when taken into consideration puts them at par with the doctors. Its only in a shithole country that these demands are made. The world over, every professional know the limit of their expertise and entitlement, but in Nigeria, the reverse is the case.
Let's keep at it, we're already on self destruct mode.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Basic123: 7:20am On May 01, 2018
abumeinben:
We're already short of health workers. Doctors are well needed alright. This should be at the expense of the benefits of other health workers. Just imagine a pharmacist cannot be the president of Nigeria Medical Association. This is just a corporate discrimination.

Health workers pay should be raised appropriately. Engineers should be recognized appropriately (oh! NSE is just as useless. All they know is registration and fees angry)

what is this one even saying?

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Sweetcollins: 7:23am On May 01, 2018
nagoma:


There are no Pharmacists among the members of Nigerian Medical Association( NMA). A pharmacist cannot be the president of NMA just as a Medical Doctor cannot be the President of Pharmacists Association of Nigeria ( PAN). So what’s your problem?

Or medical doctor, a president of pharmaceutical council of Nigeria (pcn). Not even a member

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by abumeinben(m): 7:24am On May 01, 2018
nagoma:


There are no Pharmacists among the members of Nigerian Medical Association( NMA). A pharmacist cannot be the president of NMA just as a Medical Doctor cannot be the President of Pharmacists Association of Nigeria ( PAN). So what’s your problem?

Well I don't have any problems Sir.

This debate was in the news late last year. Why do we even have to have two such bodies? There's an umbrella body for all Engineering professionals, same goes for the law profession.. Why can't such happen with medicals?

Or maybe twas the position of the minister for health.
Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by tenderlaw(m): 7:24am On May 01, 2018
abumeinben:
We're already short of health workers. Doctors are well needed alright. This should be at the expense of the benefits of other health workers. Just imagine a pharmacist cannot be the president of Nigeria Medical Association. This is just a corporate discrimination.

Health workers pay should be raised appropriately. Engineers should be recognized appropriately (oh! NSE is just as useless. All they know is registration and fees angry)
Why are you talking like a complete idiot? Pharmacists have their own association. NMA comprises doctors alone. Why should a pharmacist head the NMA? Has any doctor headed pharmacists association?

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by Nobody: 7:24am On May 01, 2018
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erikoko:
The relativity bfr was a doctor was 2 levels ahead but now e don reach 4 level ahead. I dnt tink dats fair. Until one of their children become a health worker dey wont c d evil in wat they are doing now. Do u know ow much a Level 7 health worker earns now compare it with wat a house officer earns. D diff is more dan 100k. Lets assume dat deir entry level. Plus d discrimination u ll still face at d work place oooo
. It's the same globally, stop complaining. A nurse in USA earns about $32.66 hourly while a medical doctor earns $80 hourly. Find out how's its done elsewhere before clamoring for unattainable goals.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by abumeinben(m): 7:25am On May 01, 2018
tenderlaw:

Why are you talking like a complete idiot? Pharmacists have their own association. NMA comprises doctors alone. Why should a pharmacist head the NMA? Has any doctor headed pharmacists association?

Noted!
Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by kamantan(m): 7:26am On May 01, 2018
Nigerians should know by now that the minister of health n that of information have something in common, that is 99.9% of what comes out of their mouth is not true. remember he misinformed Nigerians that johesu never had an agreement with the FG ,he claim they could only produce minutes of meeting n not a signed agreement, but within few minutes of his fallacious and mischievous pronouncement the social media was flooded with evidence of an agreement which he appended his signature, thus coming out to tell Nigerians that johesu is asking for same pay with doctors is misleading n deceptive. enough of this egocentric behaviors in the health sector, may be the government should revert to The CONTISS, where all employees of federal ministry of health are on same salary structure.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by abumeinben(m): 7:27am On May 01, 2018
nagoma:


There are no Pharmacists among the members of Nigerian Medical Association( NMA). A pharmacist cannot be the president of NMA just as a Medical Doctor cannot be the President of Pharmacists Association of Nigeria ( PAN). So what’s your problem?

Oh I see. Thanks for the clarification. Always thought medicals were one body.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by sondi: 7:27am On May 01, 2018
abumeinben:
We're already short of health workers. Doctors are well needed alright. This should be at the expense of the benefits of other health workers. Just imagine a pharmacist cannot be the president of Nigeria Medical Association. This is just a corporate discrimination.

Health workers pay should be raised appropriately. Engineers should be recognized appropriately (oh! NSE is just as useless. All they know is registration and fees angry)
You're trying to paint a wrong picture here my friend. Pharmacists don't belong to Nigeria Medical Association; they belong to Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria rather so why should they be allowed to head NMA?
I think inferiority complex is Johesu biggest problem. To be paid as Doctors or placed same salary scale as doctors is laughable, on fact ridiculous. That's not obtainable in any country in the entire wide world.

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Re: Doctors, Health Workers Can’t Receive Equal Pay – FG by perdollar(m): 7:28am On May 01, 2018
Basic123:

what is this one even saying?
he his high on Oshogbo weed

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