In a drive to promote cordial workers and employees’ relationship, Oil Palm company, Golden Veroleum Liberia and advocacy workers body, Agriculture Agro Industrial and Wood Processing Workers Union of Liberia (AAIWUL) Friday concluded the signing of a two-year agreement between the two bodies.
The finalization of the agreement came after six months of discussions and negotiations between the two parties.
Speaking at the official signing ceremony the Secretary General of “AAIWUL” Edwin Cisco calls on the Government to do everything possible to ensure that the oil palm sector and generally the Agriculture sector of Liberia is viable.
Mr. Cisco thanked the Liberian leader for prioritizing the sector especially under Government’s Pro Poor Agenda For Prosperity and Development Policy.
He also praised President Weah for appointing a practical Agriculture Minister who in his opinion will help do better for the sector.
He said the agreement among other things highlight job secure for his members something he noted is significant mainly at this critical economic and health crisis period in the Country.
The AAIWUL Secretary General stressed that at this critical time of the Country and the globe at large, they were able to secure the livelihood income of its members under the agreement.
AAIWUL among other things, Cisco added focus on the occupational health and safety for its members.
Under the safety component, he stated that the GVL’s management has pledged its commitment to fully implement it to the core.
According to the President General Abraham Nimene, AAIWUL has over the period and up till present maintained the status code of its members despite the current situation.
He said the in the wake of the crisis, the preservation of his workforce by their employers has been a tremendous milestone, worth commendation.
Also speaking at the signing ceremony was a local chapter official Rev. G. Saydee Torplue who thanked the two parties for the historic initiative.
Rev. Torplue said he is certain that the agreement will be fully implemented by the two parties to the core.
The two years agreement which is expected to end in 2021 will benefit about 4000 workers in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties where GVL- is operating.