Lagos nurses to embark on strike in January 2022

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The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has announced that it will embark on a three-day warning strike.

According to a statement released by the state secretary of the union, Oloruntoba Odumosu on Friday, the strike will commence on Monday, January 10.

The PUNCH quoted Odumosu as saying that the strike was necessary to compel the Lagos State Government to act promptly on its demands.

Although Odumosu noted that Federal Health Institutions in the state are exempted from the strike, he warned that the action would be total and comprehensive.

The statement read partly: “The State Executive Council of the association at its meeting on December 29, 2021, resolved that the Council should embark on a three-day warning strike starting 08:00 am on Monday 10th January 2022 to 08:00 pm on Wednesday 12th January 2022.

“This warning strike is to compel the Lagos State Government to act promptly on the following issues; acute shortage of nurses and midwives in health facilities; payment of retention allowance; proper consolidation of the CONHESS salary structure; regularisation of graduate nurses and stagnated nurses; improved welfare and working condition of nurses; improved hazard allowance; nurses representation in relevant boards and policymaking and life insurance scheme for nurses and other health workers.”

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