Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Dr. Edward Kwapong has indicated his outfit’s readiness to meet with the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) anytime to find an amicable solution to the concerns of the workers.
His comments come after executives of the association, on Wednesday failed to honour a scheduled meeting with the Commission, the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.
Although the executive of the association has not assigned any reason for failing to attend the planned meeting, Dr. Kwapong remain hopeful that MOWAG executives will do the needful by showing up on the next proposed meeting date which is yet to be confirmed.
Dr. Kwapong told ADR Daily in Accra today that the Commission was doing all in its power to address concerns over service conditions raised by the association, so as to avert next month’s intended strike action by the mortuary workers
The relationship between aggrieved workers and the FWSC has been strained since last month, after the latter described the association executive’s declaration of a national strike action, as illegal.
The Commission contended that the group failed to go through the approved procedure before declaring the industrial action.
According to the Commission, the procedure has not been followed because, if is a matter of negotiation, which required them to negotiate, and advance the matter to the National Labour Commission if the negotiation failed.
Mortuary Workers suspended their planned strike action on March 5, 2019 following the intervention of the National Labour Commission which also asked the FWSC to resume negotiations with the aggrieved workers.
Benjamin Nana Appiah/ adrdaily.com