The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Thursday warned that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate strike that does not follow due process by any union, during this transition period of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Ngige issued the warning, shortly after receiving an “Award of Excellence,” conferred on him by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) at the 42nd Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference of the association.
Vanguard reports that during the visit, the new leadership also raised some concerns of the doctors, chief of which is the review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) wage structure.
Others are the correction of some minor errors in the circular on upward review of the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), non-taxation of the call duty allowance and non-payment of the new hazard allowances to house officers.
Speaking on the review of CONMESS, Ngige noted that a committee had already been put in place at the Federal Ministry of Health, which is working internally for the time being, but would swing into action next week, to dialogue with the resident doctors and members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).
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