The Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Matilda Parker, has stressed that organizational goals can be best achieved through the ability of leaders to work in the collective interest of their organization.
Parker described a good leader as a person who is always willing and open to dialogue and signing of agreements without necessarily compromising the interests and aspirations of the governed.
The NPA boss made the assertion at a ceremony marking the official signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the NPA and the Dock Workers Union of Liberia (DOWUL).
The CBA signing ceremony, which took place at the Freeport of Monrovia Friday, is geared towards enhancing as well as strengthening and establishing a cordial working relationship between the NPA management and DOWUL.
Parker attributed the signing of the CBA to the cooperation and exceptional role played by the leadership of DOWUL in improving the ports, adding: “NPA management will do all it can to cement the relationship between the two parties.”
She then encouraged the leadership of DOWUL to continue making meaningful strides which will positively impact members as well as provide them the opportunity to positively engage management on activities aimed at further strengthening the union.
Established in 1986 and certificated as a trade union organization on November 15, 1996, DOWUL is a union which seeks the welfare and protection of all employees of the NPA against unfair labor practices.