The Informer (Monrovia)

Liberia: PUL Describes LBS Decision Repressive - Wants Suspended Workers Reinstated

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has expressed disappointment over the decision of the Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) to suspend three leaders of the entity's workers union.

The three union leaders - Titus Tokpa, Alfred Rogers and Richard Monibah, were suspended for two months on November 26, 2013 for advocating for the overdue salaries and benefits of the employees.

PUL terms the management's decision as suppressive and an attempt to silence the employees from speaking about their own welfare.

"Salary is a legitimate entitlement of workers and nobody should be punished for asking for what is due them," PUL President Peter Quaqua said in a press release issued in Monrovia on Monday.

The PUL said it is troubled by the level of intolerance demonstrated by the LBS management and calls on Director General, Ambrose Nmah to lift the suspension and engage the aggrieved employees.

This latest development at the State Radio, the release added, reinforces the need to reawaken and expedite the campaign for the transformation of the station into a public service broadcaster because employees and management deserve equal protection and job security.

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