Aggrieved former employees of the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL have accused the UN group of bad labor practice.
The former employees stood for long hours before UNMIL headquarters with placards on Wednesday, demanding the UN Mission to pay their salaries and benefits allegedly owed them.
The peaceful protest by former employees of UNMIL came two days after President George Weah honored some departing service man and personnel of the UN Mission for their invaluable contributions to Liberia’s peace and stability.
Speaking to FARBRIC News on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the protesters, Jerry Wallace said UN Mission owed the former employees over 39 million United States Dollars.
Mr. Wallace stressed that the 2,210 aggrieved employees, who worked with UNMIL in different fields since 2003 will not rest until the UN Mission addresseed their concerns.
He said the former employees’ action is timely because they heard that UNMIL will officially pull out of Liberia in March, this year. UNMIL officials have said they will comment on the former employees’ claims soon.