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Mortuary workers to strike May 29

Mortuary workers in Ghana have served notice that they will lay down their tools beginning Wednesday, 29 May 2019.

The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) is demanding better working conditions which the Ministry of Health (MoH) has failed to address.

A letter signed by the group’s General Secretary, Mr Richard Kofi Jordan, said the workers will not succumb to any form of coercion once the strike starts until their demands are met without condition.

Their concerns include the lack of maintenance of mortuary facilities, denial of their mandated annual leave, failure to review their remuneration, and the lack of protective clothing, among others.

The group had earlier announced a similar nationwide strike scheduled for Thursday, 2 May 2019 but later rescinded its decision upon the intervention by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

However, a roadmap to address their demands have still not be reached.

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