The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State has called on the Management of the Hospital to utilise the second tranche of money released for the payment of outstanding claims by their members.
They stated that ₦100 million was recently released to the hospital and expressed shock that the Management was not paying attention to the outstanding allowances owed to them.
This was contained in a joint statement by the Senior Staff Association, Medical and Health Workers Union, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, National Union of Allied Professionals and the Non Academic Staff Union.
The Unions alleged that the Doctors were pressurising the hospital Management to use the money to pay their claims, leaving that of JOHESU members and also the November and December 2018 salaries of all UNTH Staff.
The statement, as signed by the Chairman of JOHESU, Mr. G Nwadike and the Secretary, Comrade Ben Agbo, also gave the hospital Management a seven day ultimatum to effect the payment to avoid any industrial disharmony and for the overall interest of the Public.