The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) yesterday began a three-day warning strike to protest against poor conditions of service at the hospital.
Declaring the strike after an emergency congress of the union at UITH, Chairman of the branch, Olutunde Oluwawumi, directed all members to immediately leave their offices and go to their respective homes “until the management responds” to their demands.
Oluwawumi told the members that the management of the hospital had refused to pay promotion arrears to workers from 2018 to 2020.
“The management, as at now, is yet to conclude the promotion exercise of workers for 2021. It also refused to honour the court ruling on the payment of ‘skipping arrears’ owed workers in 2010, 2011 and 2012, while nurses uniform arrears for one and half years is still pending,” he added.