Lagos doctors begin three-day warning strike Monday
Doctors in the payroll of the Lagos State Government on Sunday declared a three-day warning strike across all government hospitals in the state.
The Chairman of the Medical Guild, Lagos, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, who gave the directive at a media briefing, said the warning strike would commence on Monday.
According to him, the doctors decided after the ultimatum given to the state government to address their objections expired.
The doctors had asked the state government to discuss the wage inequality between them and their federal counterparts.
They also implored the state government to approve hazard and inducement allowances
which the Federal Government had approved for doctors on its payroll.
“Following the emergency congress of the Medical Guild held on June 27,
we resolved that the previous 21 days ultimatum given to the state government
extended by a further two weeks during which we should hold a representative council meeting
to review the resolutions of the congress and activate the three-day warning strike
if 70 percent of the Guild’s demands not met.
He affirmed that the Guild’s demands include the wage inequality between the federal and Lagos doctors.
“The issues of COVID-19 hazard allowance and inducement allowances MOU approved
by the federal government to her doctors not yet approved by the Lagos State government to her doctors.
“The doctors working in the COVID-19 isolation centres haven’t received
two months’ salaries which have remained unpaid at the moment.
They are also being unceremoniously disengaged without recourse to their welfare.
“Shortage of doctors in the health facilities has not
been resolved and there is no substantive action taken by the state government to resolve the issue.”
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