Fresh report from Yekepa, Nimba County speaks of a serious ‘go slow’ action on the part of hundreds of employees of the world’s steel giant company Arcelormittal in demand of ‘fair wages’.
About 400 ArcelorMittal workers at Mount Tokehdeh lay down tools in demand of fair wages.
This morning workers of the giant mining company have begun a peaceful demonstration in Yekepa Nimba County in demand of what they call ‘fair wages.’ The workers are also requesting the Arcelor Mittal administration to revisit the company’s Memorandum of understanding with its workers.
According to our Correspondent I talked with one of the employees who works in the mechanics department and he told me that “the company is in the habit of offering some of his co-workers 750-850 USD while his monthly salary stagnantly remain at low as 400 USD.
Meanwhile the local administration of the company in Yekepa has attempted to resolve the commotion since this morning but all efforts are to no avail, the go-slow which began approximately by 4:00 AM this morning is expected to continue until the requested intervention of the current CEO of Arcellor Mittal Liberia Mr. Michael Prout.
GNN-Liberia Nimba County Correspondent, Christopher Mahn, who is also the News Director of a local radio station, Sehnwai 97.9 FM via mobile phone said several buses that usually park at various bus stops to pickup employees were forced to leave without a single employee on board.
According to our Correspondent quoting some of the frustrated employees said they have not been treated well by the Company; paying them peanuts while expatriates working with the Company are making huge salaries.
However, detail of this story will be posted in our subsequent news.