The Chief Executive Officer of the former Cocopa Rubber Company now called Nimba Rubber Incorporated Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea has told its former employees of the company to “go to court,” if they feel that the company “owes them” benefits.
On Wednesday, April 5, workers of Firestone Liberia unanimously rejected copies of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement entered into by the Management of Firestone and leaders of the workers union.
Factory workers in Firestone have laid down their tools in demand of bonuses. The workers are demanding 11 months of bonuses for producing 34.1 tons of rubber.
A day after it staged a weeklong go-slow, the group of business owners under the umbrella of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia terminated the action.
Last week, a group comprised of major business organizations launched a protest to shut down the entire commercial sector in an effort to draw attention to economic issues.
Normal business activities were stalled in Harbel and surrounding communities as local marketers adhered to calls from the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia to protest the government on some economic policies.
Despite earlier information that businesses in Monrovia and other major commercial centers in the country would have remained closed today, less than half the number of businesses appeared to obey the pronouncement.
The China Union Mining Company is refusing to pay more than US$97,000 in overtime benefits that at least 62 redundant employees say the company owes them.