President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized fee of salaries of well being staff which have been withheld after they launched into a strike.
This was disclosed on Thursday December 16 by Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, after a gathering with the president on the state home in Abuja.
Ngige stated the President has directed the ministry of finance, price range and nationwide planning to impact the fee of docs, nurses and different well being staff for the interval they have been on strike in 2018 and 2021.
“Mr. President has authorized final week and I’ve the authority and letter directing the minister of finance to launch the funds of the resident docs for September and October 2021, which was seized in conformity with the regulation.
“In the identical vein, the approval additionally covers members of the JOHESU who went on strike in 2018 for 3 months. After the primary month, after March after they couldn’t come again, we requested that their pay be suspended. This is in tandem with the ILO rules at work. You have a proper to strike, however the employer has a proper to cease your remuneration and if attainable, use it to maintain his enterprise going by taking new fingers, the place attainable, particularly in important providers.
“So, that very same cash for 2018 April and May, Mr. President has once more authorized that the finance minister refunds or re-imburse, on compassionate grounds, these funds.
“This is predicated on the grounds that this group of workers has been showing a lot of dedication and concern to the COVID pandemic and that their hazard allowance for 2021 had remained what it was before.”