LIBERIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM WORKERS GO ON STRIKE

The Leadership of the Liberia Broadcasting System Workers Union has announced an indefinite general strike at the state Broadcaster beginning Monday, December 2, 2013.The decision by the Workers Union according to a release in the possession of this station is in line with the expiration of a five day ultimatum given the Darryl Ambrose Nmah’s Management to pay the workers’ allowance and salaries allegedly owed them for October and November.

The Union in a statement released Friday is also demanding 75% salaries increment for the general workers, amidst an alleged leak of Senior Management Communication signed by Mr. Mnah effecting additional increment in allowances of top managers and Board Members.According to the statement, all employees of the State Broadcaster are strongly advised to stop all work until further notice.

The indefinite general strike according to the LBS workers Union also extends to all LBS technicians assigned at various sub-stations in Buchanan, Tubmanburg, Gbarnga, Vionjamin, Harper and Zwedru Cities.The statement also quotes the Union’s president Titus Tokpah and the Secretary General as saying, the strike will ensure that strategic broadcasters covering the Executive Mansion, Legislature, the Judiciary and other daily news beats abandon those assignments.

Radio announcers with major air-times are also advised to stay away from work in line with the indefinite general strike action. The LBS Workers Union further vows that unless the general workers’ October and November allowances and salaries with 75% increment are paid, the indefinite strike action will continue without interruption.

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