Mortuary workers embark on indefinite strike March 5

Mortuary workers embark on indefinite strike March 5

The Association of Mortuary Workers has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike to protest against what it described as unfair treatments and unf

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The Association of Mortuary Workers has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike to protest against what it described as unfair treatments and unfavourable working conditions.

The Association accused their employer, the Ministry of Health of turning deaf ears to their several complaints and denying them mandatory annual leave, among other labour conditions.

The strike action which commences on March 5, 2019, according to the Mortuary workers is the only way to force the Health Ministry to resolve their issues.

Read the statement below

RE: NOTICE OF INTENTION TO RESORT TO AN INDUSTRIAL STRIKE ACTION AS PER SECTION 159 OF THE LABOUR ACT, 2003 (651)

It is to be recalled that we have on the 6th of November given you a notice of our intention to embark on an industrial strike action in line with section 198 of Act 651.

Following our notification as stated above, your August office prevailed upon us to dialogue with our employer, the Ministry of Health (MOH).

It is now very clear that our employer has decided to adopt foot drugging antics, hence the issue remains unresolved to our dismay. Therefore we have decided not to stomach this unpleasant social relationship.

In that context we are left with no other option than to exercise our Rights by embarking on a strike action which by the time we have kept on abeyance hopeful that things will work out for the good of the parties. In other words, the time has come for us to embark on that strike action which our employer thinks are the only alternative to address the impasse.

Considering that enough notice had been given us per our previous letters to the National Labour Commission (NLC) and Ministry of Health. Our indefinite strike actions commence on Tuesday, 5th march, 2019.

Subsequently, we hereby give your high office and the Ministry of Health Notice.

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com