Federal Government urges resident Doctors to shelve warning strike
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 17, 2023
The Federal Government is warning members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to shelve their planned five-day warning strike, describing it as illegal.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige issued the warning shortly after receiving a letter from the NARD executive, notifying him of the impending industrial action, billed to commence at midnight of Tuesday, May 16th 2023.
According to a statement by the ministry’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, the letter dated May 16, 2023 was delivered to his office around 5 pm on the same day.
The labour minister advises the doctors to avail themselves of the opportunity for social dialogue with their employer, rather than embark on a warning strike, arguing that it was unknown to the law.