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Mortuary Workers to begin strike Tuesday

Mortuary workers across the country are embarking on a strike action from next week.

Last year, they suspended a planned strike to demand better condition of service and improved working conditions.

The Secretary of the Mortuary Workers Association, Kofi Jordan accused the Health Ministry of reneging on their numerous promises to address their grievances.

“The attitude of the Ministry of Health has not been very positive. They have gotten we call the feet dragging attitude, at this point we cannot allow this to continue. They are not being positive with us and they keep tossing us, we are pushing you to National Labour Commission, to the Ministry of Employment for negotiations, they want to come out with time table but the time table never comes. So this time around we think that it is proper for us morally and legally to strike. Nothing fruitful has come out, as we speak all the things they put on paper we have not seen a single one materializing. We realize that they are actually trying to play some kind of games with us and we cannot allow this anymore.”

Mr Jordan warned that dead bodies will be left on the wards and accident centres when the strike takes off on Tuesday.

“What will happen is that there will be no attendants to attend to you, nobody will come to work. It’s going to be an empty hospital without people carrying dead bodies, no embalming, without the attendants having to do their normal duties.”

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