FG Threatens Striking Resident Doctors With No, Work No Pay Policy

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige

The Federal Government has said it might be forced o implement a no work, no pay policy for the striking resident doctors.

VANTAGE NEWS reported that the resident doctors embarked on a nationwide strike April 1 to protest over government’s unfulfilled promises and poor working conditions.

Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige on Friday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, ‘Politics Today,’ stated that the government will not hesitate to ‘invoke’ some labour laws on the doctors.

He said, “By Tuesday, I will invite them back. If they become recalcitrant, there are other things I can do. There are weapons in the Labour Laws, I will invoke them. There is no work, no pay.”

“Their employers have a role also to keep their business afloat, to keep patients alive. They can employ local doctors. We won’t get there but if we are going to get there, we will use that stick.”

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