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Strike: Nigerian govt, doctors sign new agreement

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The Nigerian Authorities on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Motion (MoA) with placing Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs (NARD) to finish the continued motion.

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The MoA was the second in a fortnight. The primary one was signed on March 31, however was later rejected by the placing medical doctors, NAN studies.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, confirmed this on Saturday in Abuja disclosing that the brand new MoA was signed after a conciliatory assembly between representatives of the Authorities and people of NARD.

Ngige famous that the Saturday’s assembly grew to become essential to amend the primary MoA signed with the placing medical doctors.

“In view of this example, a five-man committee was set as much as harmonise the record of affected officers they usually have 72 hours to provide a legitimate record.

“The record will probably be submitted to the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Info System by way of the Federal Ministry of Well being,’’ Ngige added.

He defined that the well being establishments affected by the non-payment of wage shortfalls between 2014 and 2016 and arrears arising from the consequential adjustment on the Nationwide Minimal Wage, had been directed to ahead their personnel energy.

“That is to allow us to accommodate this within the 2021 supplementary price range,’’ the minister mentioned.

The minister disclosed that the presidential Committee on Salaries (PCS) would meet with the Nationwide Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee on April 12 to look at the Hazard Allowance difficulty.

The minister added that the NMA, the Joint Well being Sector Unions, NARD and different stakeholders would meet on April 14, 2021 with the PCS with their place papers on the problem

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Ngige additional appealed to NARD to provide the conciliation course of an opportunity for industrial peace to prevail by calling off the strike.

Responding, NARD President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, promised to current the newest settlement earlier than members with a view to calling off the strike.

Recall that medical doctors started a nationwide strike on April 1.

Strike: Nigerian govt, medical doctors signal new settlement

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