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.
Take a walk around Monrovia and observe the displays of risk employees face every day. Some employees do not make it back home to their families in the same condition as they started the day. In some industrial companies, employees are exposed to chemicals.
As a son of a former tapper, it has been worrisome and disturbing for me since I read the news on the planned redundancy of 800 employees at Firestone. According to its March 18 press release, the company made the decision because its high overhead costs have created unsustainable losses for the company. Firestone outlined low production and low global prices as key indicators for the decision.
Firestone’s plantation was a scene of complete confusion when news broke on Wednesday, March 18 that the company’s management had reached the decision to lay off 800 of its workers.