Industrial Court Orders Striking Health Workers To Resume Within 24 Hours
Posted: 18/May/2018
The National Industrial Court NIC in Abuja has ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union JOHESU to resume duties nationwide within 24 hours. The President of the NIC, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, gave the order on Thursday after listening to the ex-parte application by a non-governmental organisation, the Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation. Lawyer to the NGO, Mr Okere Nnamdi , argued the ex-parte application the court . 
 
The NGO had in the application, urged the court to order the workers to resume work and go back to negotiation table. Adejumo further ordered the minister of health, minister of labour and employment, among others, to immediately set up a committee to address issues raised by labour. 
The NIC president also directed that the parties should arrive at an acceptable and amicable solution in the interest of Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of the strike action. Adejumo also ordered that the president and vice-president of JOHESU, should attend such negotiations. 
 
According to the NIC President, the negotiations should take into consideration the provisions of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Act. The plaintiff also named the president and vice-president of JOHESU, and National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission as co- defendants to the suit. JOHESU commenced strike on April 17, seeking for upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, and employment of additional health professionals. 
 
The health workers are also demanding for the implementation of court judgments and upward review of retirement age from 60 to 65 years. The case has been adjourned till June 4 for hearing of motion on notice and originating summons. (Visited 50 times, 50 visits today) Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)7Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)7Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Like this: Published in Headlines and Health CourtHealthjohesuNIC Andrew Orolua Abuja More from HeadlinesMore posts in Headlines » NDLEA intercepts over 4 tonnes of tramadol at Lagos airport NDLEA intercepts over 4 tonnes of tramadol at Lagos airport NNPC, Customs, others underpaid N526bn, $21bn to FG in 5 years – NEC NNPC, Customs, others underpaid N526bn, $21bn to FG in 5 years – NEC APC congresses: Protesters besiege secretariat, seek scribe’s removal APC congresses: Protesters besiege secretariat, seek scribe’s removal We won’t condone abuse of N350bn natural resources fund- Dogara We won’t condone abuse of N350bn natural resources fund- Dogara More from HealthMore posts in Health » NDLEA intercepts over 4 tonnes of tramadol at Lagos airport NDLEA intercepts over 4 tonnes of tramadol at Lagos airport Codeine off shelves: Here’s what you need to know Codeine off shelves: Here’s what you need to know Pharmacists demand closure of open drug markets to check drug abuse Pharmacists demand closure of open drug markets to check drug abuse Nutmeg shows promise against liver damage Nutmeg shows promise against liver damage Be First to Comment Leave a Reply POPULAR How late actress, Aishat Abimbola died in Canada May 17, 2018 (4,637) Late Aishat Abimbola: DailyTimes Team meets with… May 17, 2018 (1,093) Mimiko asked to account for Ondo Guber poll campaign fund May 16, 2018 (388) Ijaw leaders, Asari Dokubo endorse Wike for 2nd… May 17, 2018 (289) My Breasts Are Too Heavy For Me – Busty Nigerian… May 17, 2018 (267) Imo 2019: I will not allow opposition within APC to… May 17, 2018 (249) Tinubu, Ambode commiserate with George over… May 16, 2018 (233) EFCC: Court shun bail bargain, remand Jang in Jos Prison May 16, 2018 (211) Customs to investigate Nigerian Breweries over… May 16, 2018 (201) BREAKING: Soldiers invades Police station, arrest… May 17, 2018 (183) FRANCE 24 France 24 - International News 24/7 - women#THE 51% Hollywood: Women strike back Sexual harassment, pay gaps, a lack of interesting [...] Under threat: Mississippi's sole abortion clinic remains defiant In this edition, we take a look at what happens wh [...] 'Democracy is not one size fits all,' Liberia's Sirleaf tells FRANCE 24 Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is [...] Thirty-six years after Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir joins the Pléiade canon At long last, the works of feminist philosopher Si [...] Chantal Thomass: 
 
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