The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) and the government met but did not reach an agreement.
MOWAG has issued a strike notice.
The workers’ intention to strike was linked to their bad working conditions.
The scheduled strike action on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 will thus be initiated after the meeting ended inconclusive.
MOWAG expects the government to put in place the agreed-upon service standards by 2020.
The Association stated in a statement that all attempts to resolve their issues had failed.
“At the general meeting of members of MOWAG, it was agreed that since all avenues to resolve our grievances have proven futile, a notice of indefinite nationwide strike is served as in Section 159 of Act,651(2003). 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 group stated.
The National Secretary of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Richard Kofi Jordan 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.
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.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana