Resident Doctors threaten to resume strike in two weeks
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on May 31, 2021
The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD has threatened to resume another strike, if the Federal and state governments fail to address the demands of their members across the country within two weeks.
The union expressed concerns, particularly over the conditions of its members in Abia and Imo states, saying they were being owed up to 21 months’ salary arrears.
In a communiqué issued after its 41st ordinary general meeting in Nnewi/Awka, Anambra State, The National President, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, said the strike was suspended following government’s promises in the Memorandum of Actions signed by the Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige on April 9, 2021.
Dr Uyilawa said after extensive deliberations on all the issues affecting the welfare of its members and the insincerity of government in fulfilling their promises, the association unanimously agreed that the ultimatum be extended by two weeks.