By Muhammad Auwal
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Care Professionals Association (AHPA) on Monday embarked on a three-day peaceful protest nationwide to press home their demands.
The Chairman of the Senior Staff Association at the National Hospital Abuja, Jelili Kilami, said that the protest was aimed at appealing to the Federal Government to resolve various issues with the unions.
He said the protest, which commenced on Monday, February 11 will continue till Wednesday, February 13 from 8am to noon daily.
According to him, the protest is also to draw the attention of the public to the tyranny, injustices being perpetrated and meted-out on
their members by the Federal Ministry of Health.
He said that the salaries of JOHESU members for the months of April and May, 2018 and upward adjustment of CONHESS Salary Structure among others were still pending.
“The National body has called for three days protest to press home our demands which is mainly on salary adjustment for all our members. There is also the implementation of skipping salaries and payment of arrears as well as promotion of our members to highest level.
“Many of our members have not being promoted to level 17 as witnessed in other departments and specialist allowances were not approved for those who are entitled to it,” he said.