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JOHESU members in NAFDAC resume work

 By Mustapha Sumaila

  Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday resumed work at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), after the six-week old strike.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the headquarters of the agency in Abuja reports that the workers were seen in various offices attending to official duties.
Some of them told NAN that they resumed on Friday immediately after the strike was suspended by the union, while others said that they resumed on Monday, June 4.
NAN recalls that JOHESU declared an indefinite strike on April 17 to press home their demands.
Members of the union who are nurses, medical laboratory scientists, pharmacists, record officers, physiotherapists and others participated in the industrial action.
Mr Izi Isua, the Vice Chairman of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), NAFDAC chapter, told NAN told NAN that all his members had resumed work in compliance with the directive by JOHESU.
Isua explained that workers of NAFDAC complied totally with the six-week old strike.
“I have to commend our members in NAFDAC for their solidarity, loyalty and commitment to the strike, it was 100 per cent compliance,” he said.
He disclosed that the union used the opportunity of the industrial action to meet with the management of NAFDAC to resolve some internal issues, aside those of JOHESU.
He said the management had pledged to address the issues as soon as possible.

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