The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has released a press statement in which they indicated that they will embark on a strike starting from October 1st over the Ministry of Health)’s failure to resolve long-standing but resolvable grievances.
“Having become tired of its inactions and being aware that the government appears to be nowhere near taking a serious look at the grievances of the MOWAG, pursuant to resolving same problems, the MOWAG, under article 159 of the Labour Law (Act 651) has now initiated this industrial strike action till its demands are met, the association hierarchy said while adding that they have been taken for granted for too long.
They continued: “ We have been taken out of a lot of things . This is not fair! We have been informed that some mortuary workers have been singled out and have received the 50 percent covid-19 bonus promised. We are therefore calling on all mortuary workers in public health institutions such as the Ghana Health Service, CHAG, Teaching Hospitals, University Hospitals and other quasi health institutions to “lay down their tools” from 1 October “until further notice”, he added.