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Liberia celebrates Intl Labor Day

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  Flash back:  Some Liberian workers  demonstrating for better wadge.
Flash back: Some Liberian workers demonstrating for better wadge.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA- Labor Minister, Neto Lighe, has paid tributes to workers and trade unions in Liberia for their contributions toward the growth and development of the country.

Minister Lighe said: " Liberia can overcome many labor-related challenges affecting the labor sector as  a consequence of a united front between government and labor unions. "

He disclosed that government has created a new law intended to improve the wellbeing of workers.

Minister Lighe spoke Monday, May 2, 2016 at program marking official commemoration of International Labor Day.

In remarks, the President General of the Liberia Labor Congress (LLC), Alfred Thomas, called for the enactment of a legislation to declare May 1 of each year as a National Holiday throughout the country.

Mr. Thomas said: “Declaring May 1 as a National Holiday is imperative and would serve as an appreciation, respect and dignity for workers for their invaluable services to humanity.”

“Despite persistent campaigns for labor harmonization, workers' marginalization continues to exist at several work places across the country,” he noted.

Mr. Thomas made the call Monday at program making the observance of this year’s International Labor Day in Monrovia.

He praised the Labor Ministry for its continued collaboration with the Leadership of the Liberia Labor Congress and called for mutual respect in the harmonization of labor-related matters.

The Labor Congress President also pledged his entity’s commitment to work along with government to build a variant labor sector in Liberia.


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