The Association of Resident Doctors in Ekiti State yesterday embarked on a three-day warning strike to protest the non-payment of their six-month salary arrears by the government.
The President of the association in Ekiti, Tunji Olaoye, said the strike action was imperative as membersof the association could no longer afford to keep coming to work without pay.
He stated this in a letter of notice of warning strike addressed to the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health; Chairman, Board of management, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital; Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, security agencies and NARD President.
It read in part, “Following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum on September 15, 2017, the association held an emergency general meeting on October 9 where members observed that the six-month salary arrears owed our members have not been attended to.
“The congress resolved that a three-day warning strike be commended from 8am October 10, 2017 to 8am October 13, 2017. During this period, the services of all our members will be withdrawn.
“We use this medium to appeal to our government to urgently see to the payment of our six-month salary arrears to avert a total and. indefinite strike action.”