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Osun doctors call off seven months strike

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State
Hanging medical doctors in Osun underneath the aegis of Affiliation of Medical and Dental Officers, on Sunday suspended their seven months industrial motion.

The chairman of the affiliation, Dr Isiaka Adekunle confirmed the suspension of the strike in a phone interview with NAN on Sunday in Osogbo.
He stated the doctors would report for obligation on Monday.
Adekunle informed NAN that although the federal government was but to satisfy any of their calls for, their determination to renew work was in response to appeals from properly-which means individuals of the state.
He, nevertheless, stated that the affiliation would proceed to dialogue with the federal government.
Adekunle stated the affiliation took the choice to call off the strike at its Annual Basic Assembly held on March 30.
He stated: “the Speaker of the state Meeting, Mr Najeem Salaam and another individuals prevailed on us to call off the strike.
“We additionally noticed that the people who find themselves on the receiving finish of our strike are the plenty who can solely entry well being care from state owned hospitals.
“Based mostly on this, the doctors unanimously agreed at our AGM that the strike be suspended even though none of our calls for has been met by the federal government
“Whereas we pray for luck for the state and the nation as an entire, when the financial system of the state improves, authorities could have no selection than to reply our calls for.”
Adekunle appealed to the federal government to maintain to its guarantees by not victimising its members who participated within the strike.
“We would like a promise from the federal government that none of our members might be victimised for collaborating within the strike.
“We consider authorities will maintain to its aspect of settlement whereas we hold to ours,” he stated.
NAN recollects that the doctors went on strike on Sept. 28, 2015 to protest unpaid salaries and non-remittance of their cooperative and contributory deductions from their salaries to the suitable quarters.
Posted by pmnews on April three, 2016, 7:forty six pm. Filed beneath Metro, Information.
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