UITH workers embark on strike, accuses management of insensitivity to welfare

By Abdulrasheed Akogun
Workers of the University of Ilorin Teaching, Hospital under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health care Professionals embarked on industrial action to press home there demands for improved welfare earlier today.
The workers who made this disclosure via a letter addressed to the Chief Medical Director, a copy of which was exclusively obtained by this medium, bemoaned the refusal of the management to implement the earlier agreement signed after the August, 2020 warning strike.
The letter jointly signed by the Chairmen and Secretaries of all unions, has Olutunde O. A and Sadiq Toyin, Saka Abdullahi and  Fowomola N.S, Oyelowo Olufemi and Abiola M.K,
Salami G.E and Korie B. B, Oguntifa S.A Abdulkareem K. signing for NUHAP, SSA, NASU, MHWUN and NANNM respectively.
The letter reads “The executives at its meeting reviewed the agreement with management after the August 2020 warning strike and observed with dismay flagrant refusal by the management to honour the agreement reached with the Unions.
“Failure to pay promotion arrears, 2011, 2018, 2019 and 2020 from the 2021 budgetary…Promotions to Director cadre, sleeping and relativity arrears, out of stoke syndrome at NHIS, Staff redeployment after conversion, balance of uniform allowance arrears” it partly reads
They demanded the followings;
1) Immediate payment of promotion arrears
2) Conclusion of 2021 promotion and prompt payment of arrears.
(3)Immediate payment of sleeping arrears
(4)Immediate payment of relativity arrears for staff in clinical
(5) Immediate payment of 1 and half years uniform allowance
(6) Proper redeployment of staff members who have been converted in line with establishment protocol.
Attempts at getting the reaction of the Chief Medical Director prove abortive as numerous calls put across to him were unanswered as at the time of filing this report.


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