Doctor’s Strike:Time To Embrace Dialogue-NLC Statement


The Nigeria Labour Congress has been following   the ongoing face-off between medical doctors in the employment of the Lagos   State Government and the state government with disturbing attention.

While the strike rages on, and the doctors and   the Lagos state government have been unable to settle the dispute, majority   of patients in Lagos state have been denied access to medical services with   dire consequences for the health delivery system in the state.

We believe that the crisis can still be   apprehended if all parties in the dispute are willing to embrace dialogue and   consider the interests of the people in Lagos state as well as respect   relevant national labour laws and conventions of the International Labour   Organisation.

We commend the intervention of the Nigerian Bar   Association NBA, and several organisations, as well as well meaning Nigerians   to mediate in the crisis and find a solution to the impasse.

In line with the determination to break the   deadlock in talks between both parties, contact has been established between   the Congress President and the Lagos state governor, who has assured of the   willingness to accept the intervention of the labour movement in resolving   the stalemate in dialogue.

Chris Uyot,Head of   Information/Public Relations,Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

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