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Strike Rocks Mano Palm Plantation …As Aggrieved Workers Demand 50- Month Salary Arrears

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BOMI COUNTY: Aggrieved Workers of Mano Palm Oil Plantation in Bomi County, Western Liberia, have staged a peaceful protest in demand of their alleged 50-month salary arrears.

The workers, many of whom are employed as harvesters and plantation laborers, alleged that they have been subjected to long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions.

Our reporter said, the protesters set up roadblocks, blocking the entrances to the company. They accused the company of owing them up to fifty-month salaries arrears and other benefits.

Speaking to reporters during the protest, the aggrieved workers said they are tired of being treated like slaves on their own land.

They added that they work from sunrise to sunset, often without breaks or proper meals, and they are paid a pittance, noting that they deserve better.

The protest, which took place outside the Mano Palm Oil Plantation’s administrative office, attracted a large crowd of workers and their supporters. They held up placards with slogans.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Mano Palm Oil Plantation said that the company is committed to upholding labor laws and ensuring the welfare of its employees.

He added that they will investigate the workers’ grievances and take appropriate action.

But this paper contacted a top-level manager who preferred not to be named for this story, said the management was in serious meeting, as it relates to the workers’ concern.

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