The workers want a good deal
The workers want a good deal
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Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has suspended its indefinite nationwide strike action following an intervention by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

The mortuary workers planned to strike today over concerns of poor working conditions and salary discrepancies, but a temporary roadmap developed by the FWSC and intense negotiations over the past two days, seem to have averted the strike.

The executives of the association and the Commission are expected to meet on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to finalize modalities for the implementation of the roadmap.

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Richard Jordan, General Secretary of MOWAG, confirming the suspension of the strike, in an interview with ADR Daily, said the association has agreed to attend the meeting to discuss the terms proposed by the Commission.

“All that we were looking for is a roadmap for everybody to agree on,” he said.

Over 500 aggrieved mortuary workers were expected to embark on an indefinite strike action today for a second time this year to express their displeasure over the government’s failure in addressing their demands regarding to pay discrepancies.

MOWAG initially suspended its intended strike action on Tuesday, March 5, following the intervention of the National Labour Commission (NLC), which directed the FWSC to resume negotiations with the aggrieved workers.

By Benjamin Nana Appiah/