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Oyo health workers declare seven-day strike

THE Oyo State chapter of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, (MHWUN) has declared a seven-day warning strike set to commence on Monday, June 24.

The workers stated this in a statement addressed on Sunday, June 23, through their president, John Fabunmi, to members across all health institutions, including ministries, departments, and local government areas in the state.

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The strike is intended to pressure the state government to address the union’s demands, which have been ignored despite a 14-day ultimatum issued on May 27.

“Sequel to our letter with Ref. No. OYSC/MHWUN/ADM/INDU.ACT/05/24 dated 27th May 2024 on the above subject matter, giving the state government a 14-day ultimatum to attend to all our grievances, we wish to draw the attention of your excellency to the fact that up till now, nothing has been done to assuage the present situation.



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    “In view of the present situation and agitations from every quarter in our union, the union has therefore resolved to embark on a seven-day warning strike to further press for the attention of the government to attend to our agitations.

    The group directed its members in all health institutions, ministries, departments and all local governments to participate in the strike billed to commence at the midnight of Monday June 24, “after which further actions may be embarked upon”, the union vowed.

    Recall that the organised labour in Nigeria, earlier this month embarked on a nationwide strike over the federal government’s failure to meet its demand for a new minimum wage.

    The strike grounded socio-economic activities in virtually all states in the country, leading to the shutting down of various public institutions including, airports, schools, train and power stations, among others.


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