The Joint Health Sector Unions, which is the umbrella body for health workers in Nigeria, has declared a nationwide strike.
In a statement made available to Newsmen on Sunday, JOHESU asked its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020.
The statement was titled ‘Notice of 15-day ultimatum/outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting’.
The leadership of the health workers had on Friday met with the Federal Government on the industrial action.
After the meeting, the unions demanded to consult its members on the agreements reached with the FG and report back to the Ministry of Labour by Saturday, September 12.
But in the statement on Sunday, the health workers said the strike would hold as planned, noting that it was necessitated by the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
The national leader of JOHESU, Biobelemoye Josiah, also confirmed the commencement of the industrial action to The PUNCH.
According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council.