The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has issued a notice to six government institutions, announcing their plans to embark on a nationwide strike beginning November 29, 2023. The decision comes after the association’s demands for improved working conditions and better remuneration went unmet.
In a statement released by MOWAG dated November 20, 2023, the association cited failure on the part of government to resolve their grievances as the reason for the impending strike. The workers are calling for better pay, improved safety measures, and adequate equipment and resources to carry out their duties effectively.
“Our position is that, all Mortuary Workers in Ghana sahll lay down their tools starting on Wednesday, 29th November, 2023, until all matters already in your domain are resolved. This is in exercise of our rights as the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana stipulates,” the statement read.
The government has yet to respond to MOWAG’s notice, but it is expected that efforts will be made to address the grievances of the mortuary workers and prevent the disruption of essential services.
Read below the full statement by MOWAG: