Mortuary workers finally declare indefinite strike

Mortuary workers finally declare indefinite strike

The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) have declared an indefinite strike action.

This comes after several complaints and grievances tabled to the Health Ministry did not receive any fruitful outcomes.

The General Secretary of MOWAG, Richard Kofi Jordan speaking on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem on Thursday February 28, 019, said the indefinite strike would begin on March 5, 2019.

Mortuary workers finally declare indefinite strike

Mortuary workers finally declare indefinite strike Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved morticians, Richard said they were exposed to several diseases, as they were always in contact with the dead bodies and chemicals.

He said the government always dragged its feet each time they raised concerns in their line of work.

“The chemicals we use give us five different kinds of cancers, the government is aware of this situation. We are also at risk of blindness but nobody is addressing our challenges,’’ he stressed.

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He bemoaned how many proposals regarding their problem sent to the Ministry of Health In October 2017 and subsequently in June and September 2018 did not received any response.

Richard Jordan advised persons who wished to die to either die before March 5 or postpone it until they resume work.

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