After hundreds of redundant workers of mining giant ArcelorMittal began protesting in Nimba and Bong regarding unsettled arrears or re-employment promises, Nimba’s Senator Prince Yormie Johnson has expressed support for the striking workers. He blames the company for the protests, claiming that the company has disrespected Liberian laws.
The Association of Human Resource Professionals in Liberia, or ALHRP, has ended a conference meant to validate a standard code of ethics that will guide members’ conduct in the profession.
The international non-profit organization, Solidarity Center, has ended a three-day capacity building training for county labor commissioners and grievance officers of the Ministry of Labor, and worker unions across the country. The training was conducted in partnership with the Labor Ministry, with funding support from USAID.
The acting gender minister, Alice Johnson Howard, has called for acts of trafficking in persons to be treated as a serious crime alongside rape and other unbailable offenses.
Employees protesting their redundancy by ArcelorMittal on Thursday agreed to abandon their protest following a meeting with Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf.
The Ministry of Labor is currently investigating officials at the Liberia Electricity Corporation for alleged dismissal of its communications manager, James Kpargoi.
Equal pay is a recognized human rights issue by the United Nations, whose Sustainable Development Goals call for equal pay for equal work. However, women currently make 77 percent of what men make on average.
A Liberian delegation is currently in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 108th session of the International Labor Conference.