The Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, of the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State has revealed that it won’t stop its ongoing strike until its condition is met.
The union made its choice known by its Chairman, Kikelomo Enaholo, who told journalists in Abeokuta, the union started its strike earlier this month on June 9th due to their March 2011 salaries not being paid and payment of their 17 months Consolidate Tertiary Institutions salary scale, payment of counterpart fund in pension from the state government, all totalling over N2 billion.
The Union also lambasted the unwholesome working conditions of the hospital and demanded for repairs and new equipments for their members.
Ms. Enaholo revealed she has been threatened by unknown men for the past couple days, she said: “The callers hid their numbers, accusing me of planning to destabilise the administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun. They even accused me of being sponsored by the opposition,” she said.
She has reported these calls to the security authorities and said: “We are not going to succumb to cheap blackmail. We have waited for more than three months to allow the state government look into our matters,.
She revealed that they had initially started the strike three years ago, but had to call it off because Amosun was just sworn in then.
“We respected the Governor and called off our strike but till date, the governor is yet to reciprocate our good gesture by looking into our demands but Since the Governor came on board, he has not seen us. This is a slap on our union’s face.”
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