All 45 divisions at the Firestone plantation were shut down early Wednesday when workers, mainly rubber tappers, laid down their tools in demand of US$8.36 as their daily minimum wage.
After Firestone Liberia’s president, Edmundo Garcia testified to lawmakers that workers at the plantation were making US$8.36 per day, union leaders and other employees are saying that Garcia lied to lawmakers.
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Court for Montserrado has placed a temporary stay order on the planned workplace elections of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia.
Days after it announced that it has pulled out of a merger that formed the Agricultural Agro-Processing and the Industrial Workers Union of Liberia, or AAIWUL, the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia’s decision is being described as illegitimate.
The Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia has pulled out of a merger it entered with two other unions in the country.
Firestone Liberia will soon be resuming the redistribution of American parboiled rice to employees, after having briefly switched to a variety grown in India.
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.