Saturday, December 9, 2023

Workers Shut Enugu State Teaching Hospital, Protest Non-Payment Of Seven Months Salaries

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Workers at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, ESUT-Parklane have protested against the non-payment of seven months’ salary arrears by the Enugu State government.

The affected staff included nurses, cleaners, and security guards who were said to be employed by the immediate past administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

The protesting workers who shut down all hospital activities marched through various departments with placards chanting labour songs.

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One of the affected staff told KOKO TV NG that since February, they had not been paid salaries, wondering whether they were not entitled to be paid their wages.

“We have made our representation to the state government. We have also appealed to the management of the hospital before to pay us our wages but to no avail. We took to the street today so that the world would hear us.

“It is most heartless of a government to owe wages of workers for up to seven months at this period, yet the workers are still coming to work every day. There’s no justification to owe us monthly salaries.”

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She, however, appealed to Governor Peter Mbah to pay them their wages.

Meanwhile, SaharaReporters’ efforts to speak with the State Commissioner of Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, were unsuccessful as he kept rejecting his calls. He had yet to respond to a text message to his phone number as of the time of filing this report.


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