Firestone Liberia has clarified media reports that the recent amendment to the company’s concession agreement gives the company exclusive right for production.
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 has begun implementing its redundancy plan, weeks after the company announced that it would lay off 800 workers – 13 percent of its entire workforce.
The Firestone Liberia Medical Services has accepted five new postgraduate medical doctors for a six-month intensive internship program at its Du-Side Hospital.
Children Surgery International, a Minnesota-based non-profit volunteer organization that provides specialized medical and surgical services for underprivileged children around the world, has ended its ninth visit to Liberia and eighth free surgical mission at the Firestone-run Du-side Medical Hospital.
The former deputy director general for broadcast of ELBC Radio, Patrick Honnah, has been announced as the new communications manager for Firestone Liberia.
Workers of Firestone Estate Department have ended a two-day strike action, following the intervention of the Ministry of Labor and the International Labor Organization. The Estate department in Firestone is hugely responsible for the production of latex.
The Liberia Airport Authority has alerted travelers and motorists using the main corridor leading to the Roberts International Airport that severe flooding has made the road impassable to small and medium-sized vehicles.