Again, Anambra doctors down tools •Accuse govt of reneging on promise

Posted by News Express | 3 March 2020 | 367 times

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•Striking doctors

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

Medical doctors in Anambra State on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike citing the State Government’s failure to adhere to the agreement it reached with them as a reason for the action.

The doctors accused the government of reneging on an agreement it signed with them some months earlier.

The doctors had about three months ago suspended an earlier strike following the intervention of some influential persons in the state.

Addressing journalists at the General Hospital, Onitsha, on Monday, the State Chairman of the civil servant doctors, Livinus Chukwuma, said: “This strike is necessitated by the failure of the State Government to adhere to the agreement signed with us.

“We had earlier embarked on thirteen months strike due to the failure of the state government to implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure as prescribed by the Federal Government as the standard for all doctors in the civil services.”

Chukwuma noted that their earlier strike was suspended after intervention from “prominent persons in the state as well as an agreement reached.”

“The agreement stipulated that the government would periodically review the salaries until 100 per cent was achieved, starting from 50 per cent,” he further said.


Source: News Express

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