The intervention of Senate President Bukola Saraki towards to the resolution of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) six weeks industrial action has been applauded by the Chairman of union, Comrade Josiah Biobelemoye.
He said the intervention of Saraki, after many interactions ked to the call-off of the strike.
In a statement in Abuja Friday, Biobelemoye explained many meetings between the Ministers of Health, Dr Isaac Adewole and that of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige with the union was unsuccessful until after Saraki negotiated.
The chairman noted that the federal government, rather than picking one of the options, decided to offer the health workers 15 percent of the N22billion which is about N3billionn, nearly a quarter of their demand.
According to him, the union’s demand had included upward adjustment of CONHESS Salary Scale, arrears of skipping of CONHESS 10, employment of additional health professionals, implementation of court judgments and upward review of retirement age of health workers from 60 to 65 years.