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Ondo resident doctors begin 14-day warning strike over non-payment of salary

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Members of the Affiliation of Resident Docs, ARD, on the College of Medical Sciences Educating Hospital, UNIMEDTH, in Ondo State, on Tuesday, commenced a 14-day warning strike.

Amongst different grievances, the hanging docs cited the non-payment of seven months’ salaries to their new members.

Whereas staging a peaceable protest on the hospital premises, the docs vowed to halt actions till their issues are addressed by the federal government.

Chatting with newsmen in the course of the protest, Dr John Matthew, the President of UNIMEDTH ARD, emphasised that the brand new members who just lately joined the instructing hospital have but to obtain their salaries.

Dr Matthew additional confused that a part of the explanations for the warning strike embrace non-payment of palliative to Home Officers since February, failure to disburse the February Hazard Allowance regardless of assurances from the state authorities to settle two months, and absence of workers ensuing from the resignation of docs from the hospital.

He revealed that there have been solely 26 members of ARD within the hospital, as towards 150 a number of months in the past.

“We demand full fee of the arrears of salaries owed to our members and fee of the February 2024 palliative to our home officers.

“Administration ought to pay a February hazard allowance to our members and urgently deal with the extreme scientific manpower scarcity within the establishment. Our members work day-after-day. There aren’t any workers as a result of Japan syndrome,” he acknowledged.

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