Nigerian Health Workers Begin Strike Action

Workers at Nigerian government’s tertiary health institutions are due to begin an indefinite, nation-wide strike midnight Wednesday to protest government’s failure to accede to their demand for better remuneration.drups

The Joint Health Sector Unions, coordinators of the strike, said its directive for the strike to commence followed the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum issued to government to meet the demands and implement the agreement reached 10 May last year.

A last-ditch effort to avert the strike by the government, through a meeting called on Monday, failed.

Teachers at the nation’s public universities have also been on strike for many weeks to press for improved remuneration, thus paralysing academic activities at the institutions.

Nigerian workers’ unions regularly resort to strikes to press their demand for better work conditions.