The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has served notice of a possible strike action should government fail to address concerns about their poor working conditions.
The association says members will start their industrial strike action by Tuesday March 5, 2019, following what it has described as feet dragging by government towards resolving their concerns.
In November 2018, the association took a similar action after it accused government of failing to give them better working conditions.
A statement the association issued to that effect read: “It is to be noted that after several attempts, both in writing and calls to resolve an impasse with our employer, the Ministry of Health, the leadership of Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has no option than to resort to an industrial action of strike nationwide to drum home the pertinence of the socio-economic rights and interest of Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG).”
“Accordingly, we are serving you and the Ministry of Health this notice of our intention to resort to a nationwide STRIKE ACTION starting from Tuesday 20th November 2018 in accordance with Section 159 of the Labour Act 2003 (651) if by 19th November, that is seven (7) working days from the date of this letter, our proposal that had been submitted to the Ministry of Health is not fully addressed,” the notice said.
The association then called off its strike action after reaching an agreement with government.
However, the association has served another notice to strike because the concerns they raised in November have not been addressed.