The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital chapter, has called on its members to embark on a five-day warning strike from Monday, June 29.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the NARD President, Dr Abraham Akinbola and the General Secretary, Dr Abubakar Usman.
The statement, made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan, hinged the action on a resolution from a virtual congress of the association.
You will recall that the association had earlier issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government and its management, which expired on June 25.
“Arising from a virtual emergency general meeting of the association, held on June 25 and attended by more than two-third of our congress members, we deliberated extensively on the 14-day ultimatum issued to Oyo State government, which expired on June 25.
“Our congress resolved to commence a five-day warning strike, beginning from June, 29 till July 4.
The association had also called for the implementation of the new minimum wage salary, which other workers in the state have been enjoying since January and the payment of corrected CONMESS salary scale.
Others demands were provisions for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19 pandemic, upgrade of hazard allowance for health workers in the hospital and placement of members on group life insurance package.