More than 1,000 striking doctors in the employment of the Lagos Satate were sacked Monday as e trade dispute between the two parties reached a head.
The doctors have been involved in a running battle with the government of Raji Fashola (SAN) for about three years now.
Following what they said s a breach of an earlier agreement by the state to increase heir salaries, the doctors had earlier embarked on a three-day warning industrial action last month but resumed work only to proceed on an indefinite strike on April 24.
In the process, they were summoned to a disciplinary panel for participating in the warning strike.
The doctors, under the aegis of the Medical Guild, are pressing for the downward review of taxes and the full implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) amid other demands.
Confirming the development, secretary of the Medical Guild, Idris Durojaiye, said medical directors of the various state hospitals conveyed the sack to the doctors. He also confirmed that the medical directors signed the sack letters.
The doctors immediately said they would meet soon to decide their next line of action, and would address a media briefing soon.
In what might have been the prelude to Monday’s sack, the state government announced last month that it had commenced the recruitment of new doctors to alleviate the plight of residents seeking medical care in state-owned hospitals.