Mortuary workers threaten strike over poor working conditions

Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) Announces Nationwide Strike

The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has recently made a significant decision that is bound to impact the nation. In a statement released on November 22, the association officially notified the public of their intention to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike, starting on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Motivation for the Strike

According to the statement, the association’s decision to proceed with the strike stems from their frustration over the persistent neglect of their concerns. Despite numerous attempts to find a resolution, the grievances raised by the mortuary workers have fallen on deaf ears. It is disheartening to note that despite their vital role in society, their pleas for improved working conditions have consistently gone unaddressed.

Challenging Working Conditions

The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has been vocal in highlighting the harsh conditions under which its members operate. Their commitment to their profession and their dedication to serving the community deserve recognition and respect. Nonetheless, the challenging environment they face daily needs immediate attention.

Resolution through Strike

After careful deliberation during a general meeting, the members of MOWAG unanimously agreed that, in light of the complete exhaustion of all other avenues, a nationwide strike is the only viable course of action. In invoking Section 159 of Act,651(2003), the association made it clear that they have reached a breaking point and cannot continue to work under these conditions.

Impact of the Strike

The nationwide strike is set to take effect on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, and will continue until the matters entrusted to the relevant authorities are adequately addressed. During this period, all mortuary workers across Ghana will temporarily lay down their tools, symbolizing their unified stance against the prevailing issues within their profession.


The decision of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana to initiate an indefinite nationwide strike serves as a poignant reminder of the necessity to prioritize the well-being and concerns of those who tirelessly serve our communities. It is our hope that through this collective action, the challenges faced by the mortuary workers will receive the attention and resolution they rightfully deserve.

Mortuary workers threaten strike over poor working conditions

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