Yesterday, Monday 7th of December, Nurses and Midwives of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) chapter began an indefinite strike.
The association, which comprises nurses and midwives, is protesting the alleged non-payment of three years arrears of their uniform allowance, four years arrears of training allowance and other allowances, promotions and the general conditions of the hospital, among others.
Members of the union, last week, gave the hospital management a seven-day ultimatum and, since Thursday, have been wearing mufti to work to protest the non-payment of their uniform allowance.
The chairman said the association would continue the strike until the management settled the debts or made “reasonable commitment”.
He urged the hospital management to do something about the situation.