27 November 2012

Liberia: Go-Slow At Cocopa Rubber Plantation

Workers at Cocopa Rubber Plantation in Nimba County have once again laid down their tools on claims that the Management is unfairly treating them.

The workers, among other things, accused the management of not providing basic facilities and better salaries for them.

The Spokesperson for the Cocopa Workers Union, Jerry Gbeadiah said they have been on go-slow for the past three days and will continue their action until the government addresses their concerns.

Jerry Gbeadiah told our correspondent who recently returned from the plantation that since they were employed, they continue to face problem with some of their equipment. They want the management to be dissolved and that government should take over the plantation.

He said they have serious problem with the pay system at the plantation, noting that they do not also have basic social services such as high school, health facilities.

When contacted for comment on the workers' go-slow action, they Cocopa Management refused to speak on the matter.

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