Bauchi Health Workers Begin Strike Today Over Salary Deductions

Posted on: Thu 06-08-2020

THE Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, Bauchi State chapter, has said that it will embark on an indefinite strike from Thursday, August 6th, 2020. The union said the indefinite strike was to protest the unilateral deductions made by the state government in its June salaries.

It stated this in a statement by its state Secretary, Usman Danturaki, to all branch chairmen and secretaries, Medical and Health Workers’ Union, Bauchi State, a copy obtained by our correspondent.

The statement dated August 5th, 2020 had its title as ‘Commencement of strike action by JOHESU members’.

“Following the inability of government to reverse its decision on the deductions unilaterally made in the month of June, coupled with its blatant refusal to offer any convincing reason as a rationale behind the deductions despite series of promises made; based on the resolution reached at the state executive council meeting held on 4th August, 2020, you are hereby directed to commence an indefinite strike action from 12.00am of Thursday, 6th August, 2020 until further directed,” the statement read.

Source: Punch