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No work, no pay won’t deter us from strike – Katsina health workers

The union which comprises Nurses and Midwifery, Health Workers and other health related workers vowed to continue their industrial action, even though their salaries have been withheld in moves to break the strike.
Addressing a press conference, the union secretary, Alhaji Sani Yusuf said. “At the beginning of the strike, we agreed to render skeletal services in emergency, dialysis and maternity units in hospitals to assist people.
“Unfortunately, the state government failed to appreciate our efforts and went on to introduced the policy of no work no pay,” he said.
According to him, the government’s recent action is uncalled for and will not make them back down nothing that the strike action will continue which is a national one.
He said, their members would continue to remain at home until further notice from the union adding that, “We are calling on our members to exercise patience, noting will happen to anyone despite intimidation and threats, resist all pressures until we succeed.”
“Those people who went to the media and criticized the union without fair hearing are not helping matters, as a matter of fact, no one wants go on strike without reason,” he said.
However, a state government official who spoke on anonymity told our reporter that the union has no cause for the strike saying that if they are on solidarity with their colleagues nationwide they shouldn’t have shut down the whole system.
He said, at their salary is better than most of their colleagues and they should have at least done the solidarity for not more than a week and return to work.

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