After round one, strike over unpaid salaries make round two at UNIMEDTHC

After the demonstration over unpaid salaries of newly employed nurses at University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital, Ondo last month (Read here: UNIMEDTH nurses lead warning strike to demand 6months payment of Salary ). Newly employed Healthcare Workers have taken to the streets to demand the payment of such accumulated salaries.Earlier today, security officers at the medical village in Ondo have restricted the entry of cars to the centre as a show of concern over their own salaries.This was until pictures of doctors, nurses and Pharmacists cross the air in Akure over unpaid salaries too.Speaking with one of our correspondents at Health Info Corner, one of the protesters said: “we are scared, it seems as if the money was not even there, like we were not accounted for, you can imagine that we have 4,5,6 months thats are unpaid for over 200 workers, it’s worrisome”.

Unimedth strike

On the need for the protest, one of the nurses expressed that “it came at the right time, we have a letter with us that we want to deliver to the governor alone, one on one, the management seems clueless so we have to see the governor ourselves, 6months unpaid salary in this current economy, licence registration, rents and lots have waiting and it’s not like we are not working, they have just chosen to keep using us”.

 

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Updated: December 23, 2019 — 10:12 am

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