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Imo: Health Workers Protest Over Reduction Of Their Salary




The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has been urged by the Medical and Health Workers of Imo Specialist Hospital to reverse their pay cut.

The staff of the hospital that commenced strike on Tuesday, protested against alleged 30 per cent slash in their salary.

They promised that the strike will continue until their demands are met by the Imo State government.

The medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists barricaded the main entrance of the hospital, carried placards and chanted labour songs.

According to NAN, the former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, during his term in office reduced the salaries of the workers in the health facility.

Dr Elias Anumudu, the Chairman of the Joint Action Committee, called on the state government to pay their salary in full with the arrears as well as promotion arrears.

He said: “We embarked on this protest since last week Monday and we have also been on strike to make government see our plight.”

“We will be grateful if the government will resolve the problem immediately to enable us to commence work in the hospital.”

Dr Justin Echendu said that health workers were being treated badly despite their performance and commitment to excellent service delivery.

“We were promised that we will get full salary in January but unfortunately we have received the salary and the situation is still the same.”

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