Labour leaders have urged nurses not to mix professionalism with union activities in the interest of core ethical values. They also advocated for the review of pension and housing fund laws.
Correspondent Joke Adisa reports that a “train the trainers”workshop for unit chairmen and secretaries of federal health institutions, affiliates of the Nurses and Midwives Union.
The theme at the 12th in the series of the annual labour conference is Unionism and Professionalism in Nursing.
Keynote Speaker and a Veteran Nurse, Haruna Mandabs acknowledges the place of activism in the work place, but laid emphasis on the need for
professionals to be thorough in their day to day work life
The outstanding two months salaries owde by the the Health Ministry, the need to review some of the laws relating to the practice and workers are some of the issues enumerated here
Participants are expected to share the knowledge acquired at this two day event with colleagues in their various areas of operations.
The consensus at the conference is that professionalism should should be clearly separated from trade union activities, and as it relates to nurses who deal with human lives, professional conduct should not be compromised in the guise of activism.