- Search Results
Rep. Fofana Urges Calm Among......
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2015

Margibi County Representative Ben A. Fofana 



Rep. Fofana Urges Calm Among China Union Workers

By Richard D Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent

FUAMAH, May 15 (LINA) - Margibi County Representative Ben A. Fofana is calling on workers of the China Union Investment Company to remain calm as efforts are being made to resolve their problem with management.

He said the ongoing go-slow action by workers is worrisome and that he will write House Speaker J. Alex Tyler to invite both the management and employees to a roundtable dialogue to settle the matter.

The Margibi County lawmaker made the statement in Fuamah District Thursday when he met with aggrieved employees of the company who are currently on a go-slow action in demand of benefits they claim management owes them.

He also lauded the workers for the non-violent posture they have exhibited since their go-slow action and urged them to continue to remain peaceful until a solution to their problem can be found.

Employees of the China Union Company have for the past 15 days been on a go- slow action in demand of several benefits, ranging from dependents’ education benefit to salary increment, and provision of Personal Protective Equipment, among others.

Following earlier interventions by the Labor Ministry, the management agreed to an increase in the dependents education benefit from US$100 to US$150, something the employees are saying is yet to be done.

Meanwhile, Workers Union president Kessellie Sumo has assured Rep. Fofana that their action will remain peaceful while awaiting redress.

Sumo said their claim against the China Union Management is legitimate and they are certain that an amicable solution will be found, stressing, “We cannot damage the very equipment we have to work with.”

China Union Investment (Liberia) Mining Company currently has in its employ over 400 Liberians.


latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency