The Minister of Labour Cllr. Charles H. Gibson has threatened to revoke the Work Permit of heads of companies and concessions that will not cooperate with the government in providing jobs, especially those being earmarked for Liberians.
He said that government cannot be looking for jobs for Liberians when some of these companies are bringing in other nationals purposely to fill or occupy jobs that Liberians are capable of doing.
Minister Gibson was speaking at the close of a two-day Capacity Building Workshop organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, the Liberia Labour Congress (LLC) and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), for Tripartite and other key stakeholders for the Promotion of the ratification and domestication of ILO Conventions Number: 100, 138 and the 1986 ILO amendment to its Constitution.
Labour Minister Gibson used the occasion to call on the Liberia Chambers of Commerce (LCC), to ensure the provision of five hundred jobs for Liberians in the companies and entities owned by their members.
He said that the Ministry of Labour under his administration will work to ensure that more Liberians are place on job with major concessions in the country.
The workshop which was held at the RLJ Kendeja Hotel, Monrovia from March 8-9 2021 brought together participants from the Press Union of Liberia, the Liberia Labor Congress, Civil Servants Association of Liberia, staff of the Ministry of Labour including Labour Commissioners, amongst others.
Also speaking during the workshop, ILO Country Manager, Mr. Salif Massalay said that the workshop is designed and financed by the ILO and is held under the theme: “Strengthening institutional capacities in Liberia for ratification, domestication and reporting on International Labour Standards”.