Heritage (Monrovia)

29 July 2014

Liberia: Dismissed Sime Darby Employee Threatens to Set Himself Ablaze

A 35 year-old resident of Gbar in Klay District, Bomi County has threatened to set himself ablaze for being terminatedfrom the employ of the Sime Darby Company without benefits.

Mr. T.Maxwell Collins said the company served him a letter of termination on January 17, 2014 without any reason.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency(LINA) recently in Gbar, Klay District, Mr. Collins said since his dismissal, the company has not paid him his salary and benefits due him.

In a communication to the BomiCounty administration and security agencies in the county, Mr. Collins said if he does not get redress from the company, he will set himself ablaze before the Central Office of Sime Darby in Gbar.

Mr. Collins said his action is intended to highlight the bad labor practices the company is engaged in against workers.

He said he decided not to go to the Labour Ministry because he will not get the desired redress as has been the case of other aggrieved employees.

The Letter of termination of services dated January 17, 2014 and signed by the Manager for Industrial Relations, Mr. Edrick M. Jusu, quoted section 1508(3) of the Labour Practices Law of Liberia as the basis for the termination of Collins' services.

The letter did not elaborate further.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Samuel Brown and security agencies in the county have intervened in the matter.

Superintendent Brown told LINA recently that he personally intervened to find a peaceful solution to the stalemate.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Heritage. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.