Federal Government Plans to Review Agreement with JOHESU
By Adeke Chukkwuka
The Federal Government plans to review its agreement with the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU). Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, made this announcement during a meeting with JOHESU members in Abuja.
He assured them that the ministry would make the necessary efforts for an amicable resolution of the issues.
JOHESU representatives, led by Olumide Akintayo, visited the ministry to congratulate the minister and seek support in implementing agreements with the government. They emphasized the need for salary adjustments under the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS), urging the minister to prompt action from the Presidential Committee on Salaries.
Akintayo assured they preferred negotiation over strikes for maintaining industrial harmony.
In a meeting on September 8, 2021, former Labour Minister Chris Ngige and JOHESU reached agreements on various issues, including hazard allowance, retirement age review, arrears related to the new national minimum wage, and the upward adjustment of CONHESS.
According to NAN, Ngige stated that the financial implications were provided to JOHESU, and they were expected to discuss with their members and report back.
JOHESU demanded prompt payment of omissions and shortfalls in COVID-19 hazard allowances for affected health workers in federal health institutions. They also requested recognition of health workers in non-core hospital facilities for hazard allowances.
Additionally, they called for the swift implementation of the retirement age increase from 60 to 65 years and 70 years for consultants in health professions, as reported by NAN.
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