Mortuary workers threaten to withdraw their services

Mortuary workers threaten to withdraw their services

- Mortuary workers in ghana threathend to embark on a strike over poor working conditions

- The strike is scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Mortuary workers association of Ghana have threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial strike from Tuesday, November 20, 2018, over poor working conditions.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the Association, Richard Kofi Jordan and sighted by, the association noted that their decision results from the Ministry of Health’s neglect and unresponsiveness towards their tabled concerns.

Most of their pleas according to them, centred on illegalities as most of the mortuary workers were denied their leave and also overworked in violation of section 20 and 33 of Act 651 of the 1992 constitution.

Mortuary workers call on strike
Mortuary workers call on strike
Source: UGC

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According to the association most of the workers were employed as casual and temporary workers without any guaranteed job security especially in the environment in which they work.

Despite the demeaning and risky nature of their job, it is sad to state that Mortuary workers are treated as most unrecognized in the sector and for that matter, least paid on the salary structure of Ministry of Health with no single allowance, they said.

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The association however believes that the total withdrawal of all services within the country will necessitate their concerns presented to the Ministry of Health prior to the industrial action to be fully addressed.

Meanwhile, they seized the opportunity to sympathise with the public who will be inconvenient during the strike period.

We also wish to state clearly that any intimidation or attempt from any agency, department or institution under Ministry of Health to any Mortuary Worker in the country will be met with equal force during the period of our strike.

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