The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has served notice of strike action.
The Association complained of poor conditions of service, among other reasons for the intended strike action.
General Secretary Mr. Jordan Kofi Richard revealed that they are preparing for a strike next week because they are also suffering.
He said just as ‘sika mpe dede’ dead bodies ‘nso mpe dede’ so give us better salaries or we will strike.
Mr. Jordan hinted that they have not yet declared a strike because they are going through the proper procedures for it, but that they will do so by next week because they are also suffering from their work.
Mr Jordan further posited that we are now living in an economic tsunami, and something needs to be done about it else it will cause havoc in the country.
“We will declare our intention to strike next week, and we anticipate a response from authorities.” If they do not respond, we will step up our efforts. We want to work within the confines of the law as a vulnerable group. I’d also like to point out that, just like money, our dead bodies despise noise.”
”We are experiencing an economic tsunami. Things are bad, and the government is not prepared to resolve our challenges. A bag of rice which sold at Ghc35 is now selling at Ghc100. If you travel from here to Koorle-Bu, you will spend about Ghc30. We are struggling, and the government is not prepared to increase our salaries.”