The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG), has notified six government institutions of their intent to embark on a nationwide strike starting November 29, 2023.
The institutions include; the Ministries of Health, Employment and Labour Relations, National Security, Finance, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and the National Labour Commission.
In a press statement signed and issued on Monday, November 20 by the General Secretary of MOWAG, Richard Kofi Jordan, and subsequently received by the aforementioned institutions on Wednesday, November 22, MOWAG stated that they had already communicated their concerns and sought a resolution.
According to the statement, “Since all avenues to resolve our grievances have proven futile,” the Association found it necessary to take this action.
The statement highlighted that MOWAG’s decision to initiate the nationwide strike was reached during a general meeting of its members.
MOWAG further stated that the notice of the indefinite nationwide strike is in accordance with Section 159 of Act 651(2003) of the constitution.
“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.”