Nigerian Government Reveals Plan To Stop Salaries Of Striking Doctors
The Nigerian government has begun enforcing the “no work, no pay” policy against striking doctors.
Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Hospital Services at the Federal Ministry of Health, made the announcement in a statement.
Adebiyi asked federal tertiary health institutions’ Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors to comply.
They must identify doctors who are not working and any other health workers who may join the strike later.
They are expected to calculate and report the financial consequences to the ministry.
According to Adebiyi, the ministry received a letter from Labour Minister Chris Ngige advising Minister Osagie Ehanire of the regulations governing the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) strike.
The memo requested that the provisions of section 43 (1) (a) of the Trade Union Act on exceptional measures for salary payment during strikes and lockouts be implemented immediately.
The impacted employees will not be paid beginning Monday, August 2, when the strike began.
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