The Federal Government has directed the various unions in the health sector operating under the Joint Health Sector Unions not to go ahead with the strike declared for Sunday midnight by JOHESU .
The Ministry of Labour and Employment in a statement said it had “ apprehended the dispute ” with the conciliation initiated last Thursday , which is still ongoing.
A statement on Sunday by the Deputy Director , Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan , said going ahead with the action would be illegal as it is in clear breach of the International Labour Organisation Principles and Conventions on Strike and sec . 18 of the Trades Disputes Act , Cap T 8 , Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 .
It urged JOHESU not to arm – twist or intimidate the FG “ that has shown a clear commitment to tackling the challenges in the sector as evidenced by the huge resources it has been pouring into the sector since the COVID – 19 pandemic broke out . ”