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Mortuary Workers Are Not Treated Fairly, They Deserve Better Salary – Prof. Samapene1 min read

Mortuary Workers Are Not Treated Fairly, They Deserve Better Salary – Prof. Samapene<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

Prof. Paul Poku Sampene Ossei, Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology, School of Medical Science, KNUST and Consultant Pathologist (KATH) has bemoaned the treatment mortuary workers in the country go through in the hands of governments.

According to Prof. Sampene, current and past governments do not treat the workers well.

Speaking on the Ama Ghana Morning Show on Time FM 97.7mhz, he expressed support towards the strike of the mortuary workers.

Prof. Sampene revealed to host of the show, Nana Kwabena Ampratwum that some of the workers contract various kinds of diseases including HIV in the line of duty.


Meanwhile, the mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has called off its intended strike following a meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, to address concerns about their conditions of service.

The strike, initiated by the Mortuary Workers on Tuesday, was prompted by unresolved issues related to their conditions of service, including low wages, poor working conditions, and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Richard Kofi Jordan, the General Secretary of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana in an interview assured that the workers would continue to provide their services.

“Our members are actually at post and we have communicated clearly to them to continue to work. We have only expressed an intention to strike, but it hasn’t started. Mortuaries are open, and our services are ready.”