In line with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on the ongoing strike and subsequent strike by Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors and other health workers and the need to immediately apply the provision of Section 43 sub section 1 (a) of the Trade Dispute Act, the Management of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, has decided to commence prompt implementation of the directive at its institution.
The Act states that where any worker who takes part in a strike, shall not be entitled to any wages or remuneration for the period of the strike, and “any such period shall not account for the purpose of reckoning the period of continuous employment and all right dependent on continuity of employment shall be prejudicially affected accordingly.”
The Federal Ministry of Health, in compliance with a letter from the Ministry of Labour and Employment had directed CMDs of the laws governing the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors and any other health workers that participated to immediately apply the provisions of the Trade Dispute Act with respect to payment of wages during strike and lockouts.’
Consequently, the UITH management, in a statement by the Head of Corporate Affairs Unit, Mrs E.O. Ajiboye, requested all HODs and HOUs of the UITH to communicate the directive to members of their staff and also provide Staff Attendance Register for onward submission to the hospital Management for computation of financial implications of “No-Work, No-Pay” to be submitted to IPPIS in line with the attached template.
The directive takes effect from Monday, August 02, 2021.
The management of the UITH, therefore implored all staff to resume back to their duty posts with immediate effect to forestall any breach of the extant law.