Mortuary Workers Association has called off Nationwide strike

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The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has canceled its cross country strike which was planned for October 1.

This follows effective arrangements between the laborers and the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations.

In an announcement gave after the gathering which occurred on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Ministry of Health and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) are said to have consented to the Association’s interest for improved state of administration.

In any case, addressing JoyNews, the National Chairman for the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Edward Mensah stated, in spite of the fact that the booked strike has been canceled, the Association won’t stop for a second to proceed with its danger should government neglect to convey on its guarantee.

“We are hanging on with the strike since government has vowed to fulfill every one of our needs by 28th of this current month.

“In the event that by, at that point our issues have not been settled then it is government allowing us to picket and this time we won’t hear them out in light of the fact that a guarantee is a guarantee and individuals must figure out how to keep the guarantees they make to other people,” he said.

The following are the terms as spelt out in the announcement;

Reasonable Wages and Salaries Commission ought to work together with MOWAG to determine the issue of compensations and stipends thinking about the dangers and uniqueness of their activity.

That Mortuary orderly in wellbeing offices with recorded instances of Covid-19 passings ought to be considered as a feature of the cutting edge staff and consequently profits by any advantage that it goes with.

That the Ministry of Health ought to speed up activity on and complete the issuance of arrangement letters to qualified funeral home laborers.

That the Ministry of Health ought to guarantee the arrangement of satisfactory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Mortuary specialists in all wellbeing offices consistently. Those PPEs ought not exclusively be restricted to those of Covid-19 pandemic yet additionally their normal occupation tasks.

That MOWAG ought to liaise with the Labor Department to determine matters identifying with the issuance of a Collective Bargaining Certificate to MOWAG.

That all the choices came to ought to be executed inside a month.

That a gathering would be met among the partners remembering MOWAG for or before October 27, 2020, to carry conclusion to the conversations.

That, MOWAG has consented to cancel their planned strike.


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