The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) has suspended its six-weeks old nationwide strike action. President of the union, Josiah Biobelemonye, who made the announcement to newsmen in Abuja, said the strike was called off following the intervention of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki after several meetings with the union and the Federal Government had ended in a deadlock.

He directed all members to resume work on Monday, June 4, 2018.

The health workers in April kicked off an industrial action, accusing the Federal Government of failing to honour terms of agreements it reached since 2009, especially the one reached on September 30, 2017, which had a time frame of five weeks. Some of its major demands include: salary adjustments, promotion arrears and improved work environment for members.