OAUTH doctors to embark on two weeks warning strike today

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State Chapter, has issued a notice of its members’ intention to embark on a two-week warning strike from July 18 (today)

The notice was contained in a communiqué signed by the President of NARD, OAUTH, Dr. Anthony Anuforo, which was released at the end of an Emergency General Meeting, held on Friday.

The communique stated that over 100 doctors from different departments and cadres attended the EGM, which was to deliberate on critical welfare issues affecting its members

NARD stated that the decision to embark on the warning strike followed the expiration of the two weeks ultimatum issued to the management of the hospital on June 5, to resolve the matter bordering on the seven months unpaid salaries and allowances of 40 of its members.

The association noted that in spite of giving the hospital management ample time in the interest of peace to act and resolve the issues, “There seems to be no end in sight.”

The NARD president, Anuforo, said that while payment was made to other cadres of newly employed staff, it members were still owed salaries.

He noted that the OAUTH management had also not made enough effort in addressing the backlog of outstanding allowances including COVID-19 allowance, outstanding Hazard allowance, upgrade arrears, and update course refunds amongst others.

The NARD president said that the resident doctors in OAUTH had exhausted all peaceful means to resolve the crisis.

When contacted the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Miss Kemi Fasoto, said the management was taking necessary steps to resolve the issue.

(NAN)

 

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