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Lagos JOHESU Notifies Lagos Government, to Join National Strike on 9th of May. by katty : April 26, 2018, 12:44:23 PM
Wants:
-Implementation of Nursing Internship
-Implementation of unified scheme of service
-Implementation of circular on HND
-Implementation of Uniform allowance among others

The Head of Service
Public Service Office
Alausa-Ikeja
 
NOTIFICATION OF THE RESUMPTION OF THE SUSPENDED JOINT HEALTH SECTOR UNIONS' (JOHESU) STRIKE ACTION

 
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is a coalition/collaboration of five (5) Registered Trade Unions within the health Sector federally as well as in the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria These Unions are:
 
1. Medical and Health Workers' Union of Nigeria (MHWUN).
2. National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM),
3. Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP)
4. Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU)
5. Senior Staff Association of Universities, Tertiary Health Research Institute an d Allied Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI).
 
With respect to Lagos State, the first three (3) of the above named Registered Trade Unions operate within the State Health Sector.

The coalition/collaboration was born out of the inalienable desire of the concerned Registered Trade Unions to forge a common front on issues of common interests. It is also a convenient option for collective bargaining as supported by the extant Trade Unions Act. 2004 (as amended) and the Fundamental Human Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Freedom of Association enshrined in Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
 
JOHESU is also a coalition recognised by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), the National Assembly and the Presidency.
 
Kindly recall that on the 30th of September, 2017, the National Strike Action that was called by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) was suspended nine (9) days aFter it begun to afford the Federal Government the opportunity of working within the mutually agreed five (5) weeks to honour the agreement it freely entered into with JOHESU.
 
Recall also that JOHESU Lagos State was amply magnanimous in reconsidering its decision to join the National Strike Action called in September. 2017. The not to join was borne out of our commitment to industrial peace and harmony, compassion for the patient as well as the need to provide the platform for continuous engagement with the Lagos State Government with respect to our agitations for better welfare and career packages for our members.
 
Unfortunately, no single item of the agreement and resolutions that were reached in the wake of the Suspended September 2017 National Strike Action at the meeting anchored by the immediate past Head of Service on the 29th September 2017 as well as that which was held with the Hon. Commissioner for Health on the 15th January, 2018 had been implemented up till the present moment (ANNEXURE "A").
 
More worrisome and saddening however, is the fact that every item of negotiations with the Medical Doctors. including the implementation of the Corrected Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (Corrected CONMESS) was done with utmost despatch.
 
We wish to view this lackadaisical attitude of the Lagos State Government to the agitations of our members as playing double standards.
 
JOHESU Lagos State wishes to formally mike the Lagos State Government aware of the resumption of the Suspended National Strike Action at the Federal Public licalth Institutions. This National Strike Action became inevitable after exhausting, to no avail, all avenues for meaningful dialogue with the Federal Government.

The Suspended National Strike Action resumed midnight of Tuesday the 17th April, 2018 to press home the demand for:
1. Upward adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (Corrected CONHESS) as was done for the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (Corrected CONMESS)
2. Implementation of Court Judgements and Gazetted Government Circulars
3. Employment of additional Health Care Professionals
4. Arrears of Skipping of CONHESS 10
5. Upward review of retirement age from 60-65 years.
 
All the State Chapters of JOHESU nationwide have been placed on RED ALERT to join the National Strike Action within 15 days of the recommencement of the National Strike Action if the Federal Government failed to accede to the above requests by honouring the agreement it freely entered into with JOHESU on the 30th September, 2017 (ANNEX URE "B"). JOHESU Lagos State Chapter therefore demands the immediate implementation of all the items of resolutions reached at the meetings held with the following Lagos State Government personalities:
1. Head of Service on the 29th September, 2017
2. The Chief Medical Director LASUTH on the 3rd October, 2017
3. The Hon. Commissioner for Health on the 15th January, 2018.
 
Additionally, we are by this letter demanding the implementation of the following long standing issues which are subjects of the National Council on Establishments (NCE) Circulars:
• Unified Scheme of Service for Nurses as approved by the National Council on Establishments in 2016.
• Internship for graduates of Nursing Services as approved by the National Council on Establishments in 2016.
• Uniform Allowance for Nurses as stipulated in the Lagos State Public Service Rules.
• Implementation of Circular on Clarification on the Review of Salary Entry Point for holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND).
 
In the light of the foregoing, the Lagos State Govemment is hereby put on notice that unless all the outstanding issues as mentioned above are speedily implemented, JOHESU Lagos State Chapter shall be left with no other option than to join the National Strike Action in the next fifteen (15) days with effect from today the 25th April, 2018.
 
In effect, this notice terminates on the midnight of Wednesday 9th May, 2018.
 
JOHESU Lagos State Chapter hereby assures the Lagos state Government of our co-operation in maintaining Industrial concord in the State.
 
Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta.
 
Comrade Tajudeen Olatunji
State Chairman NUAHP
 
Comrade Sode W. Adegbenro
State Secretary NUAHP
 
Comrade Rasaq A. Falade
State Chairman MHWUN
 
Comrade Oluwasanmi Lawrence A.
State Secretary MHWUN
 
Comrade Julius o. Awojide
State Chairman NANNM
 
Comrade (Elder) Otaru S. Daniel
State Secretary NANNM
 
Cc:
1. The Speaker Lagos state house of assembly
2. The chirman, lagos state house of assembly
3. The chief of staff to his excellence
4. The Hon. commissioner for health
5. The Hon. commissionet for Establishments Training and pensions
6. The Special Adviser, Primary Health Care
7. The Senior Special Assistant on Labour Matters
8. The chairman, Lagos State Health Servoce Commission
9. The Permanent Secretary, Primary Health Care Board
10. The Chief Medical Director, LASUTH
11. The Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council (Trade Union)
12. The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (Lagos State)
13. The Chairman, Trade Union Congress (Lagos State)
14. The Director, Department of State Security (Lagos State)
15. The Commissioner of Police (Lagos State)
 

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