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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LAGOS MEDICAL DOCTORS COMMENCE STRIKE OVER PAY DISPUTE


 Medical doctors in the employment of the Lagos State government Monday commenced an indefinite strike over a protracted pay dispute and other workers related issues. The doctors, under the aegis of the Medical Guild, are seeking to stop the engagement of doctors as casual workers as well as demanding the payment of doctors’ salaries for May 2012 and from August to September 2014, which were withheld by government when doctors went on strike.


In a reaction to the industrial action, the state government described the action as illegal. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, in a statement insisted that the doctors that embarked on the last industrial action did not deserve pay as part of government’s “no work no pay policy.”

He directed the aggrieved doctors to return to work while negotiations with the government continues.


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