The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has called off its planned strike action following a meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC).
In a statement dated November 20, 2023, the association stated that despite their efforts to work efficiently, their grievances remain unresolved hence their decision to embark on an indefinite strike.
Their grievances include their conditions of service, including low wages, poor working conditions, and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).
However, the General Secretary of MOQWAG, Richard Kofi Jordan, on Wednesday, November 29 announced that their members will remain at post.
“Our members are actually at post and we have communicated clearly to them to continue to work. We have only expressed an intention to strike, but it hasn’t started. Mortuaries are open, and our services are ready.
“All those who have done funerals and are afraid that they might not have their bodies, I’m sorry to disappoint them; the bodies are there. Everybody should go pick up his/her body tomorrow, or Friday,” he said.
The call-off of the strike is a welcome relief for Ghanaians, who rely on mortuary workers to provide essential services.