BREAKING: Health workers at NAFDAC embark on strike

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Health workers at the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday, embarked on a seven-day warning strike.

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The workers are members of the Medical and Health Workers Union.

The union is demanding the payment of promotion arrears for 2018 and 2019 promotions owed its members; amongst other pending issues.

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The union in a statement said it is demanding the upward review of job specific allowance in line with minimum wage.

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According to the union, every allowance increases correspondingly with salary increase but unfortunately, this has not been so about the Job Specific Allowance.

It also said the agency’s management hides under COVID-19 to avoid training of staff, even though training has resumed in other MDA’s.

The union also laments the discriminatory payment of COVID-19 allowance by percentage as used by NAFDAC and or the non -payment of some staff.