Aregbesola Withholds Doctors’ Salaries Over Strike

Aregbesola Withholds Doctors’ Salaries Over Strike

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on January 4, 2016
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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State Ile-Ife
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola,hasd reportedly ordered the stoppage of the salaries of doctors who have been on strike since Monday, September 28, 2015.

According to Punch, while some workers in the state have been paid October and November salaries, doctors have not been paid for October with the action coming after Governor Aregbesola had threatened to sack the doctors if they failed to call of the industrial action, a threat that was shunned by the striking doctors.

Speaking on the matter, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo, Dr. Adeyinka Owolabi said: ” It is true that the state government has stopped our salaries. I am not sure if there was a circular to that  effect but we did not receive  October and November salaries  alerts like other workers.

“There is no end in sight to the strike. The salary is the main cause of this strike and we can never accept half salaries because we are not going to give our patients half treatment.  The government is adamant and we are also not going to shift ground on this.”

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