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Firestone - Liberia issues 2 weeks ultimatum to redundant employees

William Decent-Toe /Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.

HERBEL, LIBERIA – Firestone – Liberia has given a two-week ultimatum to its redundant employees to turn over the company’s properties including housing.

According to ELBC Correspondent, the Company’s action is part of its Redundancy Plan of its workforce.

According to our Correspondent, Some of workers of Division 42 and 43 of the plantation received letters of termination Saturday, April 13, 2019 while Division 17-20 and 21 are expected to follow same.

A letter from the management of Firestone –Liberia said: “The layoffs are due to continued economic challenges faced by the company, coupled with low production at several of its sites.

On April 15, 2019, Firestone-Liberia announced finally took action and redundant over 200 of its employees with immediate effect following its recent pronouncement made in March this year to lay off 13% of its workforce or 800 due to unsustainable losses.

The company has attributed its decision to high overhead costs associated with its concession agreement with government and continues low global natural rubber prices.

Firestone-Liberia Management has assured the affected employees of providing them their just benefits as enshrined in the Decent Work Law of Liberia.

 


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