The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) will embark on an indefinite strike from Thursday, Oct 1, above what they explain as unresolved grievances.
The Association’s Normal Secretary, Richard Kofi Jordan in a signed assertion on Sunday claimed members of MOWAG have had to do the job in intolerable circumstances which includes regularly inhaling perilous and most cancers-causing chemical, formaldehyde.
This, he claimed, MOWAG has engaged its employer, Well being Ministry but minimal has been performed to solve the ‘long-standing’ challenge.
He disclosed that, in prior engagements with the MoH, pledges have been produced to put into practice specific very simple modifications in the operating conditions of the customers of MOWAG, but they have not witnessed everything to date.
This, he reported this condition “points to the fantastic probability that the government does not intend to meet up with and resolve the MOWAG’s crying and everyday living-threatening challenges and grievances.”
“Having become fatigued of its inactions and getting mindful that the government seems to be nowhere close to using a critical seem at the grievances of the MOWAG, pursuant to resolving identical complications, the MOWAG, under write-up 159 of the Labour Legislation (Act 651) has now initiated this industrial strike action till its requires are fulfilled.”
Users of MOWAG also highlighted some six challenges they desires addressed ahead of, the industrial motion is called off such as
- Unresolved challenges of salaries, allowances, career placements and promotions (Ailments of Company).
- 50% bonus promised by the President to inspire front-line overall health personnel but denied Mortuary Staff devoid of rationalization even after petitioning the President.
- Mechanisation and Employment of mortuary employees as extended back agreed by the MOH and the MOWAG.
- Non-provision of suitable Own Protecting Devices (PPE) to promise basic safety from the pandemic and other ailments that are confronted on every day foundation at the mortuaries in spite of all the assurances from the governing administration.
- Victimization and intimidation of some users of the MOWAG by some institutional heads contrary to the spirit behind the Labour Act, 2003 (Act, 651).
- Labour Department’s refusal and failure to respect and obey the directive of the Countrywide Labour Commission following the Commission directed, more than a yr in the past that, it does not assistance or condone illegality as in the case of the illegal withdrawal of the MOWAG’s Collective Bargaining Certification (CBC), and consequently tasked the Division to restore same.