Health workers under the auspices of the Bayelea State Council of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) said it has suspended the industrial action embarked upon by members.
The Union in a statement signed by the state chairman, Comrade Barnabas Simon and state Secretary, Comrade Barivure Kparkol and made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, said the decision to suspend the strike action is based on the approval of the implementation of primary health care workers promotion with effect from March, 2021 salary.
The statement noted that due very essential nature of health services provided by the primary health care workers across the eight LGA’s of the state and taken into consideration the teeming Bayelsans who benefit from the services rendered, it therefore suspends it industrial action.
The Union directed all its members to resume work at their various duty post beginning from 26th of February, 2021.
The statement while appreciating the state Government for the approval of implementation of the primary health care workers promotion, urged the Government to also attend to the other demands between now and the next three months.
” After a long period of negotiations between the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria and the Government, His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, approved the implementation of the primary health care workers promotion with effect from March, 2021 salary.
” The Union appreciates all efforts by the Bayelsa State Government for the approval of the implementation of primary health care workers promotions.
” It would recalled that the Union presented five challenges facing the primary health care workers but out of these challenging items, Government has only approved the promotions to be implementated on March, 2021 salary. While other ate pending.
” We are grateful for the Government for the approval, but urged Government to attend to the other items between now and the next three months.
” The primary health care workers in the eight LGA’s across the state, due to the important health services we offer to humanity and considerating the teeming Bayelsans who need the services we render, we therefore, requested all our members to resume normal work at their various duty post beginning from February 26th, 2021 as the strike action is hereby suspended.
” We appreciate all our members for their cooperation during the trying period and encourage them to be steadfast while we wait Government to do the needful,” the statement concluded.