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#JOHESUStrike2018: JOHESU Lagos State Chapter To WORK AROUND National Strike
Date Posted: 17/May/2018
The Chairmen/Secretaries, 
JOHESU member unions, 
Lagos State Council.
Dear Comrades,
The leaders of JOHESU, Lagos State hereby express a resounding appreciation to all the members of the Health Sector (JOHESU) in the state fOr their unfliChing Support and unalloyed cooperation as well as loyalty to the course of this struggle in a bid to actualise the deserved rights/benefits for the teaming workers in the sector. 
Without any gainsaying, it is pertinent to put on record that you all have demonstrated the true spirit of comradeship during this struggle damning the attendant consequences staring us in the face. It is a known fact that this is a National Strike; hence the state has no power to either suspend or call it off as the case may be. 
However, considering the peculiarity of LagOs State vis-a-vis the good political will of the State Government towards its workers and most importantly the health needs of our patients/clients, the leadership of the SectOr resolved with the approval of the congress to "WORK AROUND" the strike until the National issues a directive for the Suspension or call off. 
Moreover, the State Government has released five (5) Circulars which are in the possession of the union leaders out of the seven demands and still working assiduously to get the remaining two attained while the strike lasts. 
Based on this intervention and understanding, I am directed to inform all our members of our resolves as follows:-
• Skeletal emergency services at the Out-Patient Departments be carried out without any admission of patients. 
• That the state leadership will collate these Circulars released by the State Government to forward a position paper to the Nationai Headquarters of JOHESU and await their approval for suspension or Call off. 
• This decision of working around the strike will be effective from 18th May, 2018. 
The leadership reiterates its profound appreciation to all our members for their passion, loyalty and commitment to the course of this struggle. We will not hesitate in praying that the struggles yield positive results at the national level which will be cascaded down to the states.
Thanks for your continued support and understanding. 
Yours faithfully,
State Secretary

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