JOHESU slams disparity in hazard allowance for health workers

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The Joint Health Sector Union,JOHESU, has picked holes in the new hazard allowance approved by the Federal Government for health workers, rejecting the disparity in incentives for frontline workers managing cases of COVID-19.

JOHESU Chairman, Comrade Joy Bio Josiah in a statement, said the hazard allowance could not be tied to the basic salary of health workers.

He noted that every health worker, be it doctor, pharmacist, lab scientist, mortuary attendant or cleaner is exposed to similar hazards and should be paid equally.

“To simplify and be just, everybody should be paid equally, depending on length of time at work,” Josiah said.

The JOHESU also called for an equal life insurance for all health workers, saying “relatives of dead people are as bereaved as any other.”