After Promising To Implement MoU With resident doctors who are on strike in Nigeria, the FG Issues Order For Implementation Of ‘No Work, No Pay’ Rule.
Striking doctors in Nigeria and other concerned health workers will not be paid for the period they are on strike.
According to a memo, as it affects the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), the Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Federal Ministry of Health to implement the ‘no work, no pay’ directive for the striking doctors.
To this end, the Ministry of Health has also dispatched letters instructing Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of federal tertiary hospitals to implement the ‘no work, no pay’ policy.
True Talk News recalls the resident doctors had on August 2, 2021, commenced an indefinite strike. The action took place due to the FG failing to meet with their agreements it had with their union on issues including salaries, hazard allowances, and others.
After fresh rounds of negotiations, the federal government presented a Memorandum of Understanding to the striking doctors.
Shockingly, however, the resident doctors told the federal government they won’t sign the memorandum of understanding put on the table by the government team.
The doctors accused the government of insincerity in its dealings, hence their inability to trust what is contained in the memorandum again since they’ve been deceived previously.
But on Monday, 23rd August, the National Industrial Court, Abuja Division, ordered the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its nationwide strike.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has insisted that its ongoing industrial action would not be suspended.