Workers of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Ogun State have embarked on an indefinite strike.
The strike started at midday on Wednesday.
This was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Medical Centre Joint Health Sector Union, Otunba Tiamiyu Taiwo, who spoke with The Eagle Online on the telephone.
Taiwo said the strike is total and indefinite.
According to a statement made available to The Eagle Online earlier in the day, the strike involves all cadres of medical workers in the medical institution except the doctors.
The agitation by the workers include immediate enhancement of salaries of members as done for the the doctors; full implementation of the circular affecting members in the medical laboratory profession without singling out any member; the immediate correction of the misnomer of placing health practitioners under nursing services instead of community medicine department; and autonomy of laboratory from the claws of pathologists by restoring the laboratory services department, which has to be headed by a medical laboratory scientist.
Others include the full payment of call duty allowance with associated arrears to scientific officers/technologists in Neuro Diagnostic (EEG) unit of the centre; full payment of shift allowance to affected members; full payment of uniform allowance to members in nursing services; and payment of end of the year package of not less than N30,000 to members.