The President of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Nana Wiafe, has said the nationwide strike which was supposed to happen later this week has been put on hold.
According to the President, the association is about to enter into a negotiation with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission today, Thursday.
Speaking on the Kingdom Breakfast Show this morning, Nana Wiafe commended various media outlets for championing their course over the few weeks over salaries and unfavorable working conditions.
The Fair wages and salary commission has met us and decided to negotiate with us over our working conditions and salaries hence we have decide to put our strike which was scheduled for today on hold. He further explained that the meeting will be held today and the outcome of the meeting will make them see their next step of action. He said that he was in high hopes that their needs will be met for a smooth process of their work.
He apologized to the Ghanaian citizenry over the past few days about their intended strike and called on families to come to the morgue as morgue business is fully operational at all hospitals and centers in Ghana.
“We declared intention, on a nationwide strike, now…just two days ago Fair Wages and Salaries Commission said we have to follow the rule of law, so they have invited the association to come and start a negotiation process on Thursday. Per the laws of this country you cannot during negotiations have a strike action, meaning the strike action has to be put on hold,” he said.
The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) was supposed to embark on a second nationwide strike later this week and hence has been called off.
According to the association, the strike was to register their displeasure over what they described as government’s reluctance in meeting their demands.
Earlier this year, the workers embarked on a similar strike to protest over poor working conditions and salaries.
Story by Kingdom FM, Takoradi