The executives of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) are scheduled to meet and have discussions with the National Labour Commission (NLC) today over their impending strike action.
On Monday, November 24, the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) 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.
“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. This is in exercise of our rights as the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana stipulates,” the statement read.
In an interview on Tuesday, Richard Kofi Jordan, the General Secretary of MOWAG, expressed discontent, stating that the government has yet to demonstrate sufficient commitment in addressing their concerns.
“We have a meeting with the NLC at 11 am at the NLC’s office. We are trying to respect the law by going to the commission in the morning because we want to see what the Ministry or, for that matter, the government is bringing on board finally to the table. Then we are able to decide whether we should put Ghanaians through this mess or not. We don’t go into these things in bad faith, or we cannot take an entrenched position. If whatever they present is worthy of taking home, why not?”
“We are not interested in putting Ghanaians through hell. The only reason we are doing this is that we are fed up with the commitments of ‘we will do that,’ and it is not happening,” he stated.