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Resident doctors call off planned strike

Resident doctors call off planned strike


Resident doctors call off planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its planned industrial action.

The association also disclosed that it will now continue its negotiations with the Federal Government and other stakeholders to drive home its demands.

The association’s president, Dr Dare Ishaya, made the disclosure on Thursday in an interview with newsmen, saying that the decision was taken on Wednesday during the association’s extraordinary National Executive Council’s (NEC) meeting.

Ishaya, however, said that the association’s NEC would continue the ongoing negotiations with all relevant authorities to ensure that the other unresolved issues were sorted out amicably.

“We do not want to plunge the Nigerian masses into unnecessary hardship because the hardship in the country is already enough for them so we felt that we should not add to the inflictions that the Nigerian masses are passing through.

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He added that a communique to that effect would soon be released.

It was reported that the association had issued several ultimatums to the Federal Government to implement the payment of the new Hazard Allowance and arrears it stipulated as at Dec. 22, 2021.

The said allowance is contained in the circular issued by National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) dated Dec. 22, 2021 with reference number SWC/S/04/S.218/11/406.

Other issues include the payment of the skipping arrears for 2014, 2015 and 2016 to deserving members and consequential adjustment of the minimum wage to members who were deprived since it was implemented.

Resident doctors call off planned strike

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