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Mortuary Workers Declare Nationwide Strike Effective October 1. Check Out All Their Demands

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The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) will from Thursday October 1, 2020 embark on an indefinite strike to force government to address their concerns.

The General Secretary of MOWAG, Richard Kofi Jordan, in a news release on Sunday said members of the Association have had to work in intolerable conditions including constantly inhaling dangerous and cancer-causing chemical, formaldehyde.

He stated that ‘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 Laboiur Law (Act 651) has now initiated this industrial strike action till its demands are met’.


Members of MOWAG say they will only call off their industrial action if government addresses the following demands:

1. Unresolved issues of salaries, allowances, job placement and promotions (Conditions of Service)

2. 50% bonus promised by the President to motivate front-line health workers but denied Mortuary Workers without explanation even after petitioning the President.


3. Mechanisation and Employment of mortuary workers as long ago agreed by the MOH and the MOWAG.

4.Non-provision of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to guarantee safety against the pandemic and other diseases that are confronted on daily basis at the mortuaries despite all the assurances from the government.


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