Employees of the Federal Medical Centre Katsina on Monday commenced a three-day peaceful protest over the nonpayment of their April and May 2018 salaries by the Federal Government.
The chairman of the hospital’s chapter of the Joint Health Workers Union, Mr Shamsudeen Lawal, told reporters that the protest was nationwide.
The workers chanted solidarity songs on the hospital premises as they criticised the Federal Government for not paying them.
They carried placards with inscriptions such as “Respect signed agreement”, “Minister should stop sabotaging Mr President” and “Mr President, come to the aid of FMC workers.”
Lawal said other demands included the non-implementation of the salary adjustments promised them by the FG.
He said, “The protest you have witnessed today (Monday) will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. The protest is nationwide and it was directed at the Federal Government. The national leadership of our various unions will determine our next line of action after Wednesday.”