Doctors' Strike ‘Breach Of Law’ – FG

Doctors' Strike ‘Breach Of Law’ – FG

The Federal Government is disappointed over the strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) after claiming it agreed on issues of dispute.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this in a statement issued by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director Press in the Ministry on Tuesday.

The minister described the strike action as an industrial rascality, saying trade unions must fashion out ways of ensuring their members keep to collective agreements.

He urged workers not to breach the law of the land because the law protects them more than the employers.

Federal Government is shocked by the sudden u-turn by the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) after it has reached a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Federal Ministry of Health on its 6-points demand.

The Federal Government was utterly disappointed that NARD, without enough reasons, reneged on a Collective Bargaining Agreement, detailed with timelines for faithful implementation.

NARD signed Collective Bargaining Agreement and less than 48 hours after, they embarked on strike. This is a breach of the law.

These are issues the labour centres must address because every person’s rights stop where another man’s right start. Your right cannot be absolute.” 

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