-Margibi Lawmaker Expresses Concern
Expressing concerns amidst a redundancy plan to lay off workers, Margibi County Senator has vowed to summon Firestone Liberia if the company fails to reply to follow up communication he intends to soon send to the management.
Making the assertion Sunday evening in an interview in Kakata, Senator Oscar Cooper said the company has allegedly failed to reply to previous communications asking the management to halt its redundancy plan.
The Senator noted that when the issue of redundancy sparked off, he wrote the company and the Ministry of Labor regarding the plan. According to him, only the Minister replied informing him that the ministry has also similarly communicated with Firestone to halt the plan, but by then, the company had already lay off close to 200 workers.
Senator Cooper said all he can do is to rewrite the Firestone management and ask them why they have not reply his letter indicating that if the company fails, he will summon them.
He said similar things were done when the company was transporting its workers in truck like cargo and he summoned the management and now the company has a better way of transporting casual workers.
“I wrote Firestone on the redundancy plan but the company has not had the courtesy to reply, so, all I can do is to rewrite the management and ask them why they have not reply my letter, and if they don’t, then I will have to summon them,” the Senator worried.
In recent time, it was reported in the local media that the company embarked to lay off 500 workers based on global financial crises affecting the rubber industry.
By: Moses M. Tokpah