Margibi Lawmaker Wants Unemployment Policy Developed

A Lawmaker of Margibi County has expressed the need for the establishment of what he called an unemployment policy for would-be redundant workers in Liberia.

Senator Oscar A. Cooper said this will enable employees of the different entities to earn some money after they shall have been redundant by their employers. According to him, this will also avoid would-be redundant employee from living a destitute life.

“We need to develop an unemployment compensation so people can be getting some kind of money when they become redundant so they can’t just be destitute” he added.

Senator Cooper explained that if a policy is developed or if there is a government policy where people who are gainfully employed get redundant and can be able to get something from their employer for at least six months until they readjust themselves, he thinks it will help the Liberian people.

Hon. Cooper indicated that Company will come and go while people will always be redundant as such; there is a need for a safe landing to give those that will be affected time to get money and be able to take care of some problems as they transition from one Company to another.

He stated that people will feel comfortable and secure if they realize that they will be receiving something (money) in the period of six months while hustling to get another job.

The Senator at the same time disclosed that he will be engaging experts and some of his colleagues at the National Legislature to see how an unemployment compensation policy can be developed.

The Margibi Lawmaker made the disclosure recently when he held meeting with some 76 redundant workers of the Firestone Rubber Wood Factory in Division #16.

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