SALARY: JOHESU Members In Bayelsa Drop Strike Plan
Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) that have returned to work in Bayelsa State and they are working in faith, hoping that their salaries would be paid soon.
They have jettisoned their plan to go on strike if they were not paid.
Gradually, normal activities are picking up at the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, but the JOHESU members are running out of patience, as they need money to be able to come to work.
For two months they have not been paid and they are running out of cash.
After the strike was called off, the workers demanded that the government should pay them on or before Friday to guard against possible relapse to another strike.
On Friday, Bounce News visited the hospital and the JOHESU members have kept faith alive, as they were at work despite the fact that they have not been paid.
Some of them, who spoke to Bounce News, said they had been told that their salaries would be paid on Monday.
They were no longer keen on going on strike, as many of them said the union in the federal level would have to give a go ahead before they could go on strike.
Their hope seems to be hinged on their knowledge that workers at some other Federal hospitals have been paid.
"We are not planning to go on strike again. If they do not pay, we will know what to do," one of them said.
Another member of JOHESU said it was becoming difficult to come to work and even eat.