DIVISION OF REGIONAL LABOUR AFFAIRS
The Division of Regional Labor Affairs serves within administrative department of the Ministry of Labor, and is responsible to supervise, monitor, and coordinate all labor related activities in the (15) leeward counties, including rural Montserrado. This division supervises and monitors Labor Commissioners, Labor Inspectors, and Clerk Typist in the leeward counties. The Division is under the mandate to ensure Industrial Harmony across the (15) Counties including Rural Montserrado. The division has one office in each of County Service Center where all Labor matters are being heard.
MISSION AND SCOPE OF WORK
The mission of the Division of Regional Affairs is to ensure industrial harmony across the (15) counties, including rural Montserrado County. The division obligated to carry out the following
To supervise, private sector-led growth by implementing the access of the Decent Work Act and Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
To monitor intra-regional activities in Liberia, thus strengthening regional integration and enhancing the prospects for sustainable employment in the regions, and to coordinate all Labor Activities in leeward counties including, rural Montserrado.
Conduct regular county tour to assess of staff performance and to conduct administrative audit.
Conduct routine and quarterly verification inspections at work places.
Conduct health and safety inspections to ensure that the requisite safety materials are provided to employees across the country.
Ensure the enforcement of the ECOWAS Bio-Metric Exercises and the printing of cards at the Counties Service Centers across the country.
Engage both management and employees through social dialogue to settle labor dispute and to avoid strike actions.
The adjudication of labor cases through our local offices.
Conduct capacity building workshop for staff within the division.
REPORTING AND PRIORITY AREAS
The Division of Regional Labour Affairs is headed by an Assistant Minister, who serves as the policy marker through presidential appointment. The division report directly to the Deputy Minister for Administration who has oversight responsibility on the functions and activities of the division. The priorities of the division are as follows:
To sensitize potential workers and managers, unionized and non-unionized, about their respective rights and obligations in the leeward counties;
To bring about an awareness of the Ministry of Labour– its role and functions;
To inform the counties about the role, function and services that the Regional Labour office offers; and
To provide better and regular training for staff; and
To conduct the above on an ongoing basis.
LEEWARD COUNTIES CASES TIMETABLE AND HEARING PROCEDURES
|No.||Date Received||Complainant and Defendant||Hearing officer Assigned||Nature of the Case||Date Assigned||Case Originate||Case Status|
|1.||Nov. 21, 2017||Col. Michael M.G. Fortune Vs. Lee Group||Unfair Labour Practices||Bong||Not yet assigned|
|2||Nov. 28, 2017||Yartoma N. Sankolo Vs. Farmington Hetol||Itoka Quoi||Wrongful Dismissal||May 24, 2018||Margibi||Abandoned|
|3.||Dec. 18, 2017||Arthur Johnson Vs. Lee Group||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practices||May 24, 2018||Bong||Pending investigation|
|4.||Feb. 14, 2018||Augustine Lomo Vs. Firestone Liberia||Itoka Quoi||Wrongful Dismissal||May 24, 2018||Gbarpolu||Ongoing|
|5.||March 14, 2018||Peter Tokpah Vs. Forest Venture||Augustine Gbosah||Bad Labour Practices||Pending|
|6.||March 19, 2018||Foday Massaquoi Vs. Bea Mountain Mining Corporation||Pyne Solomon Pyne||Wrongful Dismissed||May 21, 2018||Cape Mount||Resolved|
|7.||March 26, 2018||Joseph M. Boimah Vs. S. Edward Peal Robber farm||Pyne Solomon Pyne||Unfair Labour Practices||May 21, 2018||Ongoing|
|8.||March 26, 2018||Mulbah L. Kamara Vs. Archelor Mittal Lib. (AMH||Unfair Labour Practices||Abandoned|
|9.||April 6, 2018||Junior Bopah Vs. Forest Venture||Unfair Labour Practices||Pending Not yet assigned|
|10.||April 10, 2018||Richard Parker Vs. Tiger Curry Inc.||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practices||April 23, 2018||Upper Montserrado||Resolved|
|11.||April 25, 2018||Henry Dagoseh Vs. Met Zger||Augustine Gbosah||May 22, 2018||Pending investigation|
|12.||April 28, 2018||Clarence Foboi Vs. Bea Mountain Mining Company||Augustine Gbosah||May 22, 2018||Cape Mount||Pending investigation|
|13.||May 2, 2018||Fine Boy S. Gray Vs. China Harbour Engineering Co.||Wrongful Dismissal||Not yet assigned|
|14.||May 2, 2018||Prince Jackson VS. China Harbor Engineering Company||Unfair Labour Practices||Not yet assigned|
|15.||May 3, 2018||William John Vs. PR-TECH INC.||Unfair Labour Practices||Not yet assigned|
|16.||May 3, 2018||William S. Wleh Vs. GVL||Augustine Gbosah||Wrongful Dismissal||May 8, 2018||Maryland||Resolved|
|17.||May 3, 2018||Mrs. Satta Nelson Vs. Providences Farm||Pyne Solomon Pyne||Wrongful Dismissal||May 21, 2018||Bong County||Payment Ongoing|
|18.||June 5, 2018||Redundant Workers of Belle Resource vs Belle Resource Mining||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practices||June 11, 2018||Cape Mount||Resolved|
|19.||July 30, 2018||N. Karlewoe Dahn Vs Mandra Forestry||Itoka Quoi||Wrongful Dismissal||July 31, 2018||Grand Bassa||On Appeal At National Labour Court|
|20||July 31, 2018||Alfred B. Moore Et-Al Vs AICOL||Itoka Quoi||Unfair labor Practices||August 10, 2018||Margibi||Pending for ruling|
|21.||August 13, 2018||Philip Togbah Vs Sino Liberia Investment||Itoka Qoui||Unfair labor Practices||August 18, 2018||Margibi County||Resolved|
|22.||Sept. 17, 2018||Salay Yangbeh Et-Al Vs Management of Chico||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practices||Sept. 21, 2018||River Gee||Ongoing|
|23.||October 15, 2018||Abraham Kromah Vs Management of Channel Logistic||Itoka Quoi||Wrongful Dismissal||October 2018||Grand Kru||Resolved|
|24.||October 2018||Joseph N. Boimah Vs S. Edward Peal Rubber Farm||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practice||October 2018||Bong County||Ongoing|
|25.||Nov. 8, 2018||Charles S. Dolo Vs Management of Zwedru Mining||Itoka Quoi||Wrongful Dismissal||Nov. 9, 2018||Bong County||Ongoing|
|26.||Nov. 9, 2019||Oretha Mensehn Vs Firestone management||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labor Practice||Nov. 9, 2018||Margibi||Resolved|
|27.||Nov. 16, 2018||Gibson S. Dologbain Vs China Railway Engineering Co.||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labor Practice||Nov. 17, 2018||Maryland||Resolved|
|28.||Dec. 5, 2018||Emmanuel Kollie Et-Al Vs. Management of Zwedru Mining||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labor Practice||Dec. 7, 2018||Bong County||Ongoing|
|29.||Dec. 14, 2018||David G. Tuazama (FADECA) Vs Management of Welthunhilfe||Itoka Quoi||Unfair Labour Practice||Dec. 15, 2018||Sinoe County||Ongoing|
|30.||January 8, 2019||Foday Massaquoi Vs BEA Mountain||Pyne Solomon Pyne||Unfair Labor Practice||Jan. 10, 2019||Cape Mount||Ongoing|