LIBERIA: MCSS Teachers Threaten Gov’t With Non-Violence Nationwide Protest

The Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers’ Association president Augustine Nyormui

Hundreds of teachers of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) has threatened the government of Liberia for salaries and other incentives owed them by the Liberian government.

Addressing a news conference recently in Monrovia, the President of the MCSS teachers association, Augustine Augustine Nyormui, said since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Liberian Government and the Consortium of public sector workers it has been six months without any communication from the government regarding their plight.

Speaking further, the MCSSTA boss said, “We have noticed with dismay that the inconsistency of the payment of teachers and health workers salaries including other civil servants, and the lack of stable rate from the onset of this regime imposing serious threat to our survival. We want to inform you and the public that after six months, however, beginning today we are calling on President Weah through the 54th National Legislature to unconditionally address our plight within a period of seven working days or face a non-violence protest across the country”, Nyormui addressing the media warned.

Mr. Nyormui also said other key points to the Liberian leader include the pensioners should receive their handshakes, and their just benefits, the Liberian government must revisit the salary structure placed in the education reform act of 2012; let the teachers receive their just salaries on the monthly basis, and those who have obtained their degrees should be paid according to their credentials, he said.

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