Seamen Demands Protection

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By Esau J. Farr

The Liberian Seamen Union have alarmed over what they described as lack of protection for job that should benefit them in Liberia.

The group in a statement to authorities of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Union of Liberia said it is taken aback that Liberian seamen are not given sufficient space to work with national based foreign shipping companies in the country.

According to the President of the Seamen Union of Liberia, seafarers based in Liberia are bent on carrying out recruitment of crew members from their country of origin thus depriving Liberian crew-workers the opportunities to be employed with said companies.

Samuel Siafa lamented that in other countries, seamen crew-workers are recruited from within the countries fishing companies operate; contrary to what is being done in Liberia.

Siafa wants authorities of NaFAA to take the issue into serious consideration, something he believes will help provide more jobs for Liberian crew men already trained in Liberia.

The issue raised by the Seamen Union President of Liberia is considered by many observers as a tip of the ice bag with many concession workers and trade union members suffering similar misfortunes, but the issue of the culture of silence and high degree of job insecurity in addition to weak labor laws of Liberia keep them under the carpet for fear of losing jobs while they are made to survive at the mercy of investors or employers.

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Reuben Sei Waylaun Managing Editor A trained Liberian journalist and Administrator with over eight active years in mainstream media. He has worked with both the electronic and print media as radio producer, newscaster, reporter, News Editor, Editor-In-Chief, and Managing Editor respectively. He has a very good understanding of the Liberian media and very good working relations with media houses across the country and good at lobbying with his peers and above at all times. Reuben is a graduate of the University of Liberia with BPA in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT with emphasis in Development Planning Administration & Public Policy. In Management, he has emphasis in Human Resource management, Small Business Management and Business law respectively
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