The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has given an order of interim Injunction compelling the striking members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to immediately resume duties at the various health institutions across Nigeria .
The Honourable Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole ,said that government had already put in place a reconciliatory process ,towards amicable settlement of the trade dispute between the FG and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
“The JOHESU members boycotted the meeting ,despite the fact that the federal government’s delegate waited for six hours .
Shortly after the adjournment of the boycotted meeting, an official communication with the title ,”collapse of negotiation between the federal government and joint health sector unions was issued by JOHESU informing that negotiation with Federal government has broken down”
Professor Adewole however maintained that the FG had not reneged on its commitment to promote peace and harmony in the health sector ,but will engage in continuous dialogue on how to improve the sector.
“The federal government is open to negotiations on the demand of the Union ,and asked that members of the Union should consider the plight of innocent Nigerians in need of health care, and return to work while negotiation continues”
The minister directed the CMDs and MD’s of tertiary hospitals to commence the process of documenting staff ,as they return to work and update the Ministry .