Workers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended their proposed indefinite strike scheduled to begin today, January 13.

Chairperson of JOHESU, Omotola Farotim, announced the suspension while addressing journalists on Sunday.

She said the suspension of the strike followed agreements reached between the management and the workers on January 10 and to show respect for Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The proposed strike had been called by JOHESU to register their displeasure over the mass sack of their colleagues.

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In her address, Dr. Farotim said: “We won’t be going on strike again. Last Friday, the governor’s aide on Labour, Yemi Esan, held a meeting with us and the management, on behalf of the governor, and we agreed that everyone who was given letter would get fair hearing and their salary.

“Some of them have been reabsorbed and were told to resume at their duty posts immediately.

“They have also agreed to meet all our agitations on welfare soon.

“We give the governor the regard for coming to our aid and for calling the meeting to hear us out. We are giving him that respect; that is why we are suspending the strike hoping that the needful would be done.”

The resolution was signed by EKSUTH Chief Medical Director Prof. Kayode Olabanji; Esan; as well as representatives of organised labour and JOHESU leaders. It was agreed that the sacked workers shall be given fair hearing by EKSUTH’s board’s appeal panel during its February sitting.