Mortuary workers in the country have suspended their sit-down strike.
Members of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG), begun an indefinite strike on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 to press home their demand for better working conditions.
The group said the Health Ministry had turned a deaf ear to their concerns, which include lack of maintenance of mortuary facilities, denial of mandated annual leave, and lack of protective clothing, among others.
However, on Thursday, 7 March 2019, MOWAG’s General Secretary, Richard Jordan, said the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) had agreed to meet them and negotiate better working conditions and thus, there was no need to continue with the strike.
Mr Jordan said: “The issues are that the strike is called off for now. There was a promise. Fair Wages were present. We have agreed at the meeting that immediately, we are going to negotiations, which we were looking for.”
“There is no need dragging it especially when Ghanaians will have to bury tomorrow. For now, we think that it is just fair to give them that respect. Ghanaians deserve a lot of respect… we do not intend to punish anybody unnecessarily,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.