Medical treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) was stalled yesterday, as the strike by the Joint House Unions and Associations (JHUA) of the teaching hospital entered the eighth day.
The group is demanding a better welfare for its members.
JHUA, which comprises the medical and health workers union (M and WHUN), Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospital Research and Allied Institutes (SSAUTHRAI), Non-Accademic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), said the hospital was plagued by inadequate manpower and lack of consumables, among other materials, to work with.
The union said its members were denied promotion by the hospital management, thereby leaving them stagnant on the same level for several years.
JHUA said many of its members had been on the same level for over seven years, adding that management only promoted a few.
“This year was worse in the history of the hospital,” the union said.
It explained that the hospital had been advised to review this year’s promotion with a supplementary list to accommodate more workers.
The union said workers, who were on duty for overtime, had not been receiving payment.
JHUA said some workers were promoted from the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) 12 to 12. This, it added, meant that although such workers had been promoted but they would still be on Level 12.
It said workers, who were promoted from CONHESS 9 to 10 in 2012, should be moved to Level 11 by virtue of a skipping circular, which approved a worker jumping Level 10 to move to Level 11.
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