Medical And Health Workers Shut Down NAFDAC, Begin Indefinite Strike

Medical And Health Workers Shut Down NAFDAC, Begin Indefinite Strike

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on November 12, 2014
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After series of threats, the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 shut down National Agency for Food and Drug Administrations and Control (NAFDAC) offices across the country over poor working condition and unpaid allowances.

They declared an indefinite strike at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Stephen Ibe the State Chairman (MHWUN) directed workers to immediately vacate the premises of the agency.

All NAFDAC offices at the seaports, land ports, airports have been indefinitely closed following the development.

Ibe said, “All other offices of NAFDAC remain closed. It is not a warning strike. It is not JOHESU (strike). Workers can only resume when their 2012 and 2013 salary arrears are paid.

Other demands include payment of first 28 days after employment, travelling allowances, conversion of HND holders, Implementation of CONHESS among others.”

 

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