The Chairman, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) branch of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Mr. Anzaku Peter Joseph yesterday disclosed that the union has declared a two-week warning strike.
Anzaku in an interview with The Guardian at the agency’s office at Isolo in Lagos lamented the poor treatment of NAFDAC workers.
According to him, the two weeks warning strike is to demand the Consolidated Researchers and Allied Workers Salary Structure (CONRASS), the Consolidated Health Workers Salary Structure (CONHESS), staff promotion, among others.
He expressed disappointment in the refusal of the management to move the agency’s staff to the negotiated salary structure, CONHESS, adding that an agreement was reached in 2014 for the Salaries and Wages Commission to formulate a befitting template for NAFDAC.
He pointed out that since May this year, the salaries of workers on level 12 upward have been slashed.“In my cadre I have lost about N60,000 and I cannot comprehend and reconcile the differences,” Anzaku said.
The union chairman also agitated for the appointment of a substantive Director General (DG) and a board for the agency.