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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month
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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting that held on Friday, April 9. He said all house officers who are yet to be paid will be paid on Monday, April 12. Okhuaihesuyi said the strike has been suspended for one month and that doctors working in isolation centres will resume at 8am on Sunday, April 11 while resident doctors in other hospitals ...
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike April 1
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Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has resolved to commence “a total and indefinite strike” on April 1 2021, by 8am, if the Federal Government refuses to accede to its demands. This was the outcome of its Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday March 27 2021 at the Trauma Center of National Hospital Abuja to review its earlier ultimatum and deliberate on burning issues affecting residency training, healthcare delivery and the welfare. The communique of the NEC attended by over 50 chapters of NARD was signed by its President, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi; Secretary-General, Dr. Jerry Isogun and Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr. Dotun Osikoya and obtained by journalists on Sunday evening. The document reads, The NEC unanimously agreed that NARD shou...
Workers Shut Ogun Assembly, Begin Indefinite Strike Over Financial Autonomy
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Workers Shut Ogun Assembly, Begin Indefinite Strike Over Financial Autonomy

Legislative activities were grounded at the Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday as the state chapter of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) joined their counterparts nationwide on an indefinite strike. The indefinite strike was due to failure of government to implement financial autonomy for legislature as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (As amended). Addressing newsmen at the assembly complex, Mr James Obanla, the State Chairman of PASAN, said that the assembly staff had joined the strike as directed by the national body. Obanla said that all activities at the assembly complex would be grounded indefinitely. He explained that several notices had been issued to the government on the need to implement the financial autonomy signed into law by President Muhamm...
NASU And SSANU To Begin Indefinite Strike February 5
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NASU And SSANU To Begin Indefinite Strike February 5

The non-academic workers at Nigerian universities have announced plans to commence an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021. The Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU made this known in a communique on Friday. Part of the communique read, “It is in line with the resolution of our members nationwide, that the leadership of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU hereby resolve as follows: “That members of NASU and SSANU shall embark on an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike with effect from midnight of Friday, 5th February 2021. “That two weeks’ notice effective from today, Friday 22nd January 2021, is hereby given to Government and relevant stakeholders of this development.”
Plateau State University ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike
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Plateau State University ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike

The Plateau State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has commenced an indefinite strike action. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ASUU chapter said it embarked on strike due to insecurity, poor infrastructural development and arrears of earned allowances for its members amounting to over N215 million. Dr Pamson Bentse, chairman of the union in the university, disclosed this on Friday, January 15, in Jos. He said the decision to proceed on strike was reached after its congress meeting, held at the University’s main campus, in Bokkos. Bentse explained that the union had been pressing for these demands for the past three years, but nothing had been done to address them. He also complained about the absence of a Governing C...
FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances
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FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion, the non-payment of the COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowances, among other issues. According to ARD-FCTA, the strike will go on until the issues they highlighted are addressed. The communiqué read; “Due to the insensitivity displayed by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, FCT, and widespread agitations among o...
COVID-19: Doctors Threaten Indefinite Strike Over Working Conditions
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COVID-19: Doctors Threaten Indefinite Strike Over Working Conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike should the government fail to resolve issues revolving around the welfare and safety of its members. The NARD stated that the Federal Government is paying lip service to the welfare of health workers, especially when it concerns the review of hazard allowances and life insurance, which it says is active only on the pages of newspapers. While demanding for the reinstatement of 26 of its members who were ‘illegally’ sacked in Jos, the Association disclosed that some States government have chosen this critical and wrong time in the country to slash the salaries of health workers. Speaking with the Nation, the President of the NARD, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, said: “The illegal disengagem...
NLC Tells Workers To Prepare For Indefinite Strike
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NLC Tells Workers To Prepare For Indefinite Strike

Workers in the country has been directed to get ready for an indefinite industrial action expected to begin October 16. The directive is from the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the umbrella body of the work force. The federal government and the organised labour failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustments for the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage more than six months after it was signed into law. The workforce body is demanding a 29 per cent salary increase for officers on salary level 07 to 14 and 24 per cent adjustment for officers on salary grade level 15 to 17. The government on its part, proposed an 11 per cent salary increase for officers on grade level 07 to14 and 6.5 per cent adjustment for workers of grade level 15 to 17....
Abia Teachers Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Non-Payment Of Salaries
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Abia Teachers Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Non-Payment Of Salaries

Following the backlog of salaries owed to primary and secondary school teachers in Abia State, the leaders of the teachers union on Monday announced an indefinite, crippling academic activities in the schools. Our source revealed that the State Government is making frantic effort to resolve the industrial action and get the teachers back to the classroom.
Aviation Unions To Disrupt Flight Activities, Declare Indefinite Strike
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Aviation Unions To Disrupt Flight Activities, Declare Indefinite Strike

The Aviation unions made up of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Air Transport Pilots and Employees (NAAPE), have declared an indefinite strike that will take effect from tomorrow, Wednesday May 22nd. This means flight activities in all airports will be disrupted, Igbere Tv reports. The unions in a joint statement released and made available to Igbere Tv, said the strike is coming after the expiration of an earlier seven days ultimatum it issued to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over failure to meet their demands. Following the industrial action, flight activities will be disrupted. The s...
National Assembly Workers Threaten To Embark On Indefinite Strike
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National Assembly Workers Threaten To Embark On Indefinite Strike

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the national assembly management does not meet its demands. The workers picketed the premises of the national assembly on Tuesday, denying lawmakers access to both chambers of the parliament. They are aggrieved over the non-payment of outstanding salaries and allowances. In response to Tuesday’s demonstration, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, directed the Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the assembly, to resolve the issues before the end of the week. On Thursday, the lower legislative chamber summoned Zainab Ahmed to explain why funds captured in the 2018 budget were yet to be released. But speaking with journ...
Senate Backs ASUU, Asks Nigerian Govt To Resolve Issues
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Senate Backs ASUU, Asks Nigerian Govt To Resolve Issues

The Senate has called on the Nigerian government to address the demands of the Academic Staff Union on Universities (ASUU) to end the strike by members of the union. ASUU on Sunday commenced the industrial action over poor funding of Nigerian universities and alleged plan by the federal government to increase students fees and introduce an education bank. Led by its national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting late on Sunday in Akure, Ondo State. About 24 hours after the strike commenced, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the federal government does not have the financial power to meet the demands of the union. He said the crash in the prices of oil globally has affected Nigeria – which h...
Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To ASUU Indefinite Strike
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Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To ASUU Indefinite Strike

Senator Shehu Sani as reacted to the ASUU indefinite strike that was announced last night. Sen. Shehu took to his twitter handle to react to the report with caption saying.... I share the belief that ASUU strike is a peaceful & justifiable action to save public universities in Nigeria. At 70$ per barrel,Nigeria can afford to adequately fund public univ.Elites in power who can afford to educate their wards abroad, should have some honour.

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