LIBERIA: Golden Veroleum Workers’ Union Vice President for Operations Resigns

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia- Golden Veroleum Liberia Agricultural Workers Union (GOVAWUL) Vice President for Operations, Darius Doe on Monday, 19 January 2015 resigned his post after two years of active service to the general workforce of Golden Veroleum Liberia to pursue higher education.

According to a press release quoting Darius Doe in his resignation letter, he has aided workers of Golden Veroleum Liberia archive most of their goals including and not limited to crafting of a collective bargaining agreement which gives rise to wages increment from US$3.50 to US$5.25, rice ration from 25kg to 50kg, and improved transportation for employees at GVL estates in Sinoe and Grand Kru.

“As a member of the first executive leadership of GVL workers Union, I have done much for you and it’s now time to pursue further studies and advance the both the company and the union together. I know it is a hard thing to accept but I need you to understand that I have worked for you over the past two years and it’s time to make changes, for myself and for the betterment of our union and union members,” said Doe.

Receiving the resignation letter of his principal deputy, Stanley Carter, president of GVL workers union welcomed the resignation and called on all workers to be strong and to  thank Darius for the many contributions made to the well-being of the general assembly.  “It’s sad to note that Darius is leaving the union we built together. However, we are still strong. The ideas and aspirations of the workers must continue. I wish him well,” said Carter.

Mr. Doe was elected August 9, 2012 along with others as first executive leaders to administer the affairs of the Golden Veroleum Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia. The resignation of the union’s Vice President for Operations is the second of its kind. In 2013, the Financial Secretary of the union resigned as his post to gain higher studies.

Meanwhile, new appointment for acting in keeping with the GOVAWUL’s Constitution is being discussed by its executives while the second general Union leadership elections are expected to be held in August 2015.

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