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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Delegates at the 2nd Triennial Convention have elected a new crop of officers to navigate the affairs of the United Workers’ Union of Liberia (UWUL).

The officers were elected at the end of a two – day convention held at the Twins Hotel on the Somalia Drive, Paynesville, Montserrado County, after nearly seven years. The convention held from Friday, April 27 to Saturday, April 28.

Those elected are Mohamed T. H. Goss, National President, Oldpa G. Zogbay, National Vice President, Dave J. Seneh, Secretary General and Daniel K. Weah, Deputy Secretary General for Administration.

Others are James D. Sorbor, Deputy Secretary for Operations, Saku v. Sirleaf, Sr. Treasurer and Tenneh J. Nagbe, National Women Chair.

Serving at Keynote Speaker, Former Assistant Labor Minister for Trade Union and Social Dialogue, Emmett Crayton, advanced several recommendations that could improve the social wellbeing of workers and enhance industrial harmony.

Former Minister Crayton named the creation of decent working environment, decent wages for workers, and their right to take decisions on things that affect them, the provision of lunch break and holiday times as some of the recommendations.

“But the today security at working places, the fairness, the decency and the motivation by the sense of humanity and human dignity, among other good things  we believe are under serious threat”, he pointed out.

The Former Labor Minister for Trade Union and Social Dialogue indicated that the country’s economy has become increasingly out of kilter – weighted in favor of those who are already doing well thus creating more barriers making it harder for the working people to earn a decent and secure living.

Former Minister Crayton  said to ensure better work places conditions, both Trade Union and government  need to be respectful and inclusive by allowing their disagreements to prevail at all times.

He emphasized that collective bargaining can be used as an excellent platform to deal with socio-economic challenges confronting Liberia, that needs to be adequately addressed.

Former Minister Crayton, however called Unionist, especially the new elected officers of UWUL to be concerned of low levels of trade union density in the private sector and the emergence of rival unions, among that are destabilizing unions’ activities in the country.

Meanwhile, UWUL’s newly President – elect, Mohamed T. H. Goss, thanked the delegates for their confidence response in the election of officers of the Union after many years of existence.

Mr. Goss   promised to seek the welfare of the Union and called for collectively working relationship among members of the Union.

The two day 2nd Triennial Convention which was held under the theme: “The Union that Works”, was grace by the Liberia Labor Congress, National Transit Authority, Arcelor

Mittal, the Liberia Electricity Corporation, China Union Investment Liberia and BEA Mountain / CMC.  

Other observer unions were Transport Union, Tailor Union, Dock Workers, Petroleum Union, AAWUL, GAAWUL, USPOSGUL and BAPTAWUL.

 


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