The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos Nurses announced on Friday that a three-day warning strike will begin on Monday.
In a statement, the union’s state secretary, Oloruntoba Odumosu, said the strike was required to pressure the Lagos State Government to act quickly on its demands.
At its meeting on December 29, 2021, the association’s State Executive Council voted to go on a three-day warning strike beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, and ending at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The purpose of this warning strike is to compel the Lagos State Government to act immediately on the following issues:
Critical scarcity of nurses and midwives in health facilities; payment of retention allowance; proper consolidation of the CONHESS salary structure; regularization of graduate nurses and stagnated nurses.
Other issues include improved welfare and working conditions of nurses; improved hazard allowance; nurses representation on relevant boards and policymaking; and life insurance scheme for nurses and other health workers, the statement read in part.
Odumosu went on to say that the strike would be total and all-encompassing, with the exception of Federal Health Institutions in the state.