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.
Margibi’s second district representative, Ivar Jones, has made his annual legislative constituency report covering his activities for the first sitting of the 54th National Legislature.
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.
Firestone workers have agreed to end their protest for higher wages following an intervention from the Ministries of Justice and Labour, and the Margibi County Legislative Caucus.