Lagos health workers begin warning strike Feb 1

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The Lagos State chapter of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals has said its members will commence a three-day warning strike from midnight of February 1, 2022, over unmet demands by the state

The union, in a statement on Wednesday by its Assistant Secretary, Sode Adegbenro, said the had failed to acknowledge and approve the implementation of its demands.

Adegbenro said the warning strike was coming after union issued a 21-day ultimatum, accusing the of persistent inequity in the health sector, threatening to down tools should the fail to meet the demands.

The statement read, “Despite all efforts by the leadership of the union to get the Lagos State Government to approve and begin immediate implementation of our demands in order to avert the impending strike and thereby sustain the harmonious relationship that has long existed between the union and its employers, we have painfully noticed unresponsiveness and at best tardiness on the part of the

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“The Lagos State Government seems to have equated our apparent long-suffering and determination to put the interest of our clients above our own interests as much as possible, to a sign of weakness.”

“Non-compliance to the directive will not be tolerated; the leadership of the union will set in motion task force to ensure compliance.”

The statement also directed all health workers under the union to converge on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for an emergency congress on Thursday over the impending strike and other matters.

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals is a coalition of other category of health workers apart from medical doctors and nurses.

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