RESIDENT DOCTORS THREATEN RESUMPTION OF STRIKE, ALLEGE UNPAID SALARIES

 RESIDENT DOCTORS THREATEN RESUMPTION OF STRIKE, ALLEGE UNPAID SALARIES

The association, which suspended its strike on April 10, 2021, has given both federal and state governments two weeks to address issues bordering on the welfare of its members across the country or face another industrial disagreement.

The association articulated concern particularly over the conditions of its members in Abia and Imo states, who were being owed 21 and seven months’ salary arrears respectively.

Dr.  Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the National President of the association, made this known in a communiqué issued after its 41st Ordinary General Meeting in Anambra State.

The National President decried the hardship his members under Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System platform had suffered over overdue payment for over four months, urging the government to accelerate action towards migrating members to Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system.

The President said, “The OGM noted with sadness the sour attitude of the Governors of Abia and Imo states and their appointees towards addressing the issues of payment of salaries for 21 months and seven months respectively.

“After extensive debates on all the issues affecting the welfare of our members and insincerity of government in fulfilling their promises, the OGM jointly determined that our ultimatum be extended by two weeks.”

Ayomide Oyewole

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