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Ekiti Resident Doctors Embark On 3-Day Warning Strike

The Ekiti State Association of Resident
Doctors (ARD) yesterday embarked on a
three-day warning strike in the state to
press home their demand for six-month
salary arears from the government.
Ekiti state teaching hospital
In a press release made available to
journalists in Ado-Ekiti yesterday,
President of the association in Ekiti,
Comrade Tunji Olaoye said the strike
action was imperative as members of
the association could no longer afford
coming to work as they they are not
being paid. The release is a letter of
notice of warning strike addressed to the Ekiti State Commissioner for health,
chairman, Board of management, Ekiti
State University Teaching Hospital
(EKSUTH), chairman, Nigerian Medical
Association (NMA), all top security
operatives in the state and President,
National Association of Resident Doctors
(NARD).

The release reads in part: “following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum on
September 15, 2017, the association
held an emergency general meeting on
October 9 where members observed the
six-month salary areas owed our
members has not been attended to.
” the congress resolved that a three-day
warning strike be commended from 8am
October 10, 2017 to 8am October 13,
2017. During this period, the services of all our members will be withdrawn.

‘we use this medium to appeal to our
government to urgently see to the
payment of our six-month salary arrears
to avert a total and. Indefinite strike
action.

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