After meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, to discuss issues regarding their working conditions, the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) decided not to go on strike.
The Mortuary Workers went on strike on Tuesday in response to unresolved concerns about their working circumstances, which included low pay, unfavorable working conditions, and a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The General Secretary of the Ghanaian Mortuary Workers Association, Richard Kofi Jordan, gave an assurance to Citi News that the employees would keep on rendering their services.
“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.”
The strike has been called off, which is a relief for Ghanaians who depend on morticians to deliver basic services. In order to solve the concerns of the workers and stop more strikes, the government has been requested to collaborate with MOWAG.