Resident Doctors Commence Strike Action

Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors have on Monday commence a nationwide strike with the reason that the Federal Government has refused to invite its leadership for dialogue and settlement.

The Association’s National Publicity Secretary, Stanley Egboguv, on Sunday revealed that the government had not invited its leaders for a meeting despite notice of the strike, Punch reports.

Egbogu said, “The Federal Government has not invited us to a meeting after we notified them that we will be proceeding on strike. We have directed all our members across the country both federal and state institutions to recommence the strike we suspended on June 22, 2020.

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“We call on all other unions in the health sector, the NMA, PSN, NANNM to support this struggle for upward review of our hazard allowance from the paltry sum of N5,000.

“The truth is that the current hazard can’t be compared to the daily risks of hazard we face every day from the current coronavirus to the Hepatitis B and C viruses. The risks is just too much for N5,000.”

 

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