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Oyo State health workers begin 7-days warning strike over unmet demands



Seyii Makinde scaled

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) in Oyo State Hospitals Management Board commenced a seven-day warning strike on Monday to address longstanding issues and press for their demands.

Mr. Olanrewaju Ajani, the Unit Chairman of the union, explained that the strike followed the expiration of an ultimatum issued to the state government on February 23.

Ajani emphasized that the union’s demands had been pending for an extended period without receiving the anticipated attention from the state government.

The ultimatum, effective from February 26 to March 4, paved the way for the current warning strike.

The union leader highlighted the use of Section 41 of the Trade Disputes Act, Cap. T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, as the legal basis for the seven-day ultimatum.

Despite numerous meetings and negotiations with management teams of Oyo State Hospitals’ Management Board, Ministry of Health, Office of the Head of Service, and other relevant offices, the union claims a lack of fruitful responses.

The union leader called on Heads of Departments (HODs) to collaborate with hospital management to ensure the safety and security of their respective departments during the strike period.