Members of the Mortuary Workers Association have decided to put on hold their intended strike which was originally scheduled for November 20, until they meet with the Labour Commission on November 21.
The outcome of the November 21 meeting will then inform whether or not the association will continue with its strike.
“The strike is going to be hold on and abeyance until the commission, whatever will transpire at the commission will be the decider of our actions”, General Secretary of the association, Richard Jordan told the media after a meeting with the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, on Wednesday.
The association had threatened to put down their tools over what they termed as poor conditions of service, listing among other things poor remuneration, overtime, poor safety and personal protective gears as well as denial of their annual leave.
Even though Mr. Jordan did not disclose the full details of the meeting with the health minister, he said the government has shown good faith towards addressing their concerns and that the association is hopeful.
“We won’t be able to give full details of what has transpired, for now it will be very difficult to give you anything”, he said.
He noted there is going to be an ongoing dialogue with the Ministry of Health until the day they will have the meeting with the National Labour Commission.
Mr. Jordan however hinted that the association will not hesitate to strike if it senses any foul play from government.