The Ministry of Labor, under the Administration of Madam Varbah Gayflor, has highlighted its major achievements of 2012, indicating that it contributed at least US$2.1 million to country's revenue, supervised the creation of about 7,000 short-term employments and ensured that the country witnessed no labor unrest.
Partnering with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), the Ministry also launched the country's labour force survey, facilitated the payment of 170 Inter-con Security officers who were declared redundant in the tone of US$100, 390, and promoted harmonious working relations between workers and management while eight collective bargaining agreements were signed between workers and their managements.
Through its Bureau of Labour Standards, the Ministry disposed of 194 labor-related cases and facilitated the payments of over L$970,000 and at least US$173,000 to complainants in whose favor rulings were rendered.
The Ministry of Labor was, among others, created to spearhead and to regulate labor matters including rights of workers of the country and to ensure a harmonious working relationship among workers and employers.
Dering Minister Gayflor's first year at Labour, the Ministry successfully embarked on and completed the development of comprehensive Term of Reference (TOR) or detailed Job Description for every position at the Ministry as a mean of providing job efficiency, productivity and internal coordination.
Because of her skill in administration, the Minister of Labour and her team ensured that there were no reports industrial and labour unrest at workplaces in the country during her first year at the Ministry as it was in the past.
Labor officials said "This is perhaps a major achievement of the Gayflor administration because the Ministry is charged with the responsibility to regulate relation between employees and employers through the promotion of industrial peace and harmony thereby enhancing national security, the economy as well as growth and development."