Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria Advises Government to Alleviate Workers Hardship. The Lagos State chairman of Medical and Health workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, Comrade Issah Attah has called on the Federal Government to increase the worker’s salary as proposed by the labour union because the situation on ground against the backdrop of the hike in pump price of petroleum has put untold hardship on the Nigerians workers.
Attah who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos at the MHWUN State Secretariat, Ojuelegba at a press conference noted that the effect of the recently increased pump price of petrol has hit the workers like a thunderbolt,“therefore required an urgent incentive like increase in workers’ wages in order to cushion the effect.
According to him, “MHWUN is in line with the Comrade Ayuba Wabba led Nigeria Labour Congress, adding that no matter the ploy used by the Federal Government to break the rank and file of the union by using divide and rule method will not be acceptable in any form.
“We are resolute, determine and ready to defend the right of the Nigerians workers to the end, no matter any method used by the government to divide us. Let the power that be listen to all our grievances as tabled by Wabba”, he said. He lamented that any time there was increase in pump price; it was the workers that feel the impact more because they usually have a fixed salary that cannot be easily adjusted according to the cost of goods in the market.
“The Federal government cannot run away from dialogue with the labour union at a time like this so that the plight of the Nigerian workers can be addressed and necessary step taking to ameliorate the precarious situation,” he added.