The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, AHPA, of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, FNPH, Branch, Calabar, Cross River State, have given the Federal Government an ultimatum to pay the promotion arrears of their members from 2014 till date.
They gave the ultimatum which will expire on December 31, in a communiqué at the end of their joint congress held yesterday in Calabar.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Mr. Ken Bassey, Secretary of JOHESU/Chairman, Senior Staff Association, FNHP, Calabar, said that the attention of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation had been drawn to the unpaid promotion arrears of its member from 2014 till date.
The unions also called on the Federal Government to immediately and unconditionally pay their members to enable them celebrate this festive period with their kiths and kin.
His words: “Many workers are indebted, many have even mortgaged their salaries because they borrow money upfront to pay their children’s school fees, house rent and other utilities and this is why we are giving the Federal Government till December 31, to pay our arrears from 2014 till date.”