The management of Firestone Liberia has notified 76 workers of its Rubberwood Department that their contracts with the company will be terminated immediately at the end of September.
Our attention has been drawn to the recent alleged assault incident at the Guarantee Trust Bank in which an employee was physically and mentally abused by the managing director of the bank. We have also obtained additional reports from bank employees of bad labor practices, unjustified dismissals, retaliation, and the creation of a hostile work environment.
The Ministry of Labor has announced the start of a joint-nationwide labor inspection.
President George Weah has made more new appointments, affecting several government ministries and agencies.
Amid a Ministry of Labour pronouncement to enforce labor laws meant to ensure that Liberians receive priority for jobs over foreign nationals, a business executive and a union leader have welcomed the move.
An article published by The Bush Chicken on April 19, 2016 revealed that in March 2015, 268 of the 610 workers employed by the China Union were Chinese nationals. This was according to a leaked document that the Ministry of Labour requires all employers hiring foreign workers to submit on a quarterly basis.