OOUTH doctors begin weekend strike as Government fails to grant their request
Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, have begun weekend strike after their negotiations with the state government for improved pay collapsed.
The doctors had embarked on a three-day warning strike over appropriate remuneration and appropriate hazard allowance et al which led to negotiations between them and the state government.
It was learnt that the doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors at the OOUTH were unable to reach agreements with their employers on some of their demands. In their letter to Governor Dapo Abiodun, they claimed the state government was not committed to their welfare. The letter jointly signed by the union’s president, Dr Popoola Mutiu, and the general secretary, Dr Osundara Tope, said the association had resolved to work only week days and stay at home during weekends.
They said they would review the decision depending on the response of the state government. The doctors however said their members working at the COVID-19 isolation centres would not be part of the strike.