The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) has suspended its nationwide strike.
According to Channels Television, the union suspended its strike on Thursday and directed all members to resume work on Monday, June 4, 2018.
The directive was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the national executive council meeting of JOHESU and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) in Abuja.
The communiqué read in part: “The various gains from the meetings with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, were presented to the NEC of JOHESU, after exhaustive deliberations and discussions, the NEC in session approved that the six-week old strike be suspended this day Thursday, May 31, 2018 because of the sympathy the unions have for the suffering Nigerian masses and also to pave way for further negotiations to continue on Monday, June 4, 2018.”
Members of JOHESU have been on strike since April 18.
The leadership of the union had met with Senate President Bukola Sàràkí on Wednesday to discuss the strike,the outcome of which Biobelemoye Josiah, its national chairman had said was promising.