The National Secretary of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Richard Kofi Jordan, has justified why the Association intends to strike on November 29, 2023.
The Association said last week that it would begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
In a statement issued on November 22, the Mortuary workers indicated that all attempts to resolve their issues had been ineffective, thus the planned walkout.
The National Secretary complained to Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm about working conditions.
He stated that they had constantly petitioned authorities to get their difficulties fixed, but that their efforts have yielded no results.
He claimed that the Association agreed at its most recent general meeting that, because all channels for resolving their issues had proven ineffective, notice of an indefinite nationwide strike be served by Section 159 of Act,651(2003).
He went on to say, “Our position is that all Mortuary Workers in Ghana shall lay down their tools starting on Wednesday, 29th November 2023, until all matters already in your domain are resolved”.
“The government owes us, so we reached an agreement,” he explained, “but the government has failed to deliver.” So, last month, we reminded the government of our arrangement. We threatened them with a showdown if they did not address our concerns by the end of October.
However, the government has yet to reply to our concerns, which is why we have issued a strike warning,” he concluded.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana