Liberia: Civil Servant Union Threatens Go-slow if Gov’t Fails to Pay Salaries by December 15

0
The leadership of the Civil Servants Union of Liberia called on the government of Liberia to spirit and intent” of the memorandum of understanding entered with the CSUL on October 19, this year.

Monrovia – The Civil Servant Union of Liberia (CSUL) has threatened to stage a nationwide strike action if the Government fails to pay salary arrears owed them by December 15.

The leadership of CSUL, in a release signed by its President Moibah K. Johnson, called on the Government to fully respect the “spirit and intent” of the memorandum of understanding entered with the CSUL on October 19, this year.

The MOU, among other things, called on the government to regularize the payment of civil servants’ salaries.

Excerpt of the Statement: “The CSUL, including but not limited to the health workers, all teachers including the MCSS [Monrovia Consolidated School System] teachers, and the CSUL Chapter heads and members of line ministries and agencies have resolved the following: that all arrears owed all servant servants, whether three, four, or whatsoever month it is, are fully paid no later than December 15, 2019.

“That failure to ensure the salary payment are made current to alleviate the untold or unbearable sufferings to which the civil servants of Liberia have been subjected owing to what has appeared to be GOL’s flagrant refusal to pay will lead to a national go-slow action by all civil servants across Liberia’s fifteen counties including but not limited to the health workers, teachers, local government workers…”

The CSUL’s leadership furthered that it attaches “serious” interest to the wellbeing of its members and will not sit idly and allow “our membership swim hopelessly in the bottomless pit of ‘salarylessness’ in this festive season.” 

“The CSUL, including but not limited to the health workers, all teachers including the MCSS [Monrovia Consolidated School System] teachers, and the CSUL Chapter heads and members of line ministries and agencies have resolved the following: that all arrears owed all servant servants, whether three, four, or whatsoever month it is, are fully paid no later than December 15, 2019.”

-Civil Servant Union of Liberia

“The recurrence of bravely allowing us to go unpaid during the 2019 July 26 is a no-no in this period. Enough is enough as we can no longer bear it,” the group sternly warned.

The CSUL is a conglomeration of civil servants across Liberia. The group’s issued the statement in the wake officials warning that payment of government’s employees’ salary will delay up to Christmas.

The Liberian Government has come under increasing pressure from the public over the “prevailing economic hardship” amid a crippling economy.

Government employees have complained of not being paid for months, leading to demonstration and resignations of some top officials.

Comments
Loading...