Strike: Health workers give UBTH ultimatum


The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, University of Benin Teaching Hospital branch has issued a notice of industrial action to the management of the institution over its member’s welfare issues

In a letter directed to the Chief Medical Director of UBTH, dated Tuesday, April 4, and made available to National Daily, the union stated that despite UBTH consistently grossing the highest internally generated revenue in the federation, the key issue of its member’s welfare have not been appropriately addressed.

The letter reads in part; “we have shown patience and understanding with respect to our salaries since July 2016 when we have been having just fractions of our emoluments. We have also participated in various consultative forums towards providing solutions especially as it affects staff budgetary provisions and increasing the recurrent revenue and about issues with compilations towards implementing skipping for all doctors.”