By: Deltin Dorley, Contributor
The President of the National Union Of Hospitality Aviation Communication and Energy Workers (NUHACE) Baryou W. Wallace has said the union under his administration will continually be used as the driving force in ensuring that the management of Bea Mountain improve on mitigating challenges affecting employees.
According to Mr. Wallace over the years workers of the Bea Mountain company had been facing many challenges including housing units, better wages, and medication, something he said needs proper redress by the Bea Mountain management.
Speaking in an interview at his office on Monday, Mr. Wallace added that it is the right of any worker group to select a mother union that will advocate and work with the company management to ensure that the workers have a better working environment.
The President of NUHACE appreciated the workers of Bea Mountain for following the records of NUHACE and promised to work in the interest in the organization. He further assured that under his watch the union will always engage the management of Bea Mountain and the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Labor especially on employment and the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between workers and the management of Bea Mountain company.
He named domestic violence, unemployment as some of the issues the union is concerned about after a long period, adding that workers have suffered inadequate representation in the past.
Wallace added that the employees at Bea Mountain are the creators of wealth for their employer. According to him, the workers deserve better.
The Union President used the media engagement to call for social protection for all workers and emphasized that workers must be freed to talk about their challenges at work places at all times.
At the same time the Hon. Baryou W. Wallace further called on the government of Liberia to ensure that Human Trafficking cases are properly investigated and are taking as Criminal cases.
He explained that due to the economy condition in Liberia many Liberians especially women are trafficked to Western Asian State of Oman.
He noted that under the new Human Trafficking Law properties of the convicts and properties knowingly used in the execution of the crime be confiscated and auction by the court to settle restitution to the victims.
Mr. Wallace urged Liberian to see Liberia as a better country and stop being carried away by people who are posting pictures from other countries.
Commenting on this year’s July 26 Independence Day violence between the campus-based Student Unification Party (SUP) and pro-government group under the banner, the CDC-Council of Patriots which he condemned in the strongest term the attack on the students.
He asserted that the attack on the students was ill-advised and is reminiscent of the country’s dark past.
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