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More than 100 workers of the G-5 group of Companies currently operating in Western Liberia are reported to have returned to work, following a two-day strike action since Monday.

The return of the workers was made possible, through the intervention of Assistant Labor Minister Prince Korvah and the authorities of Grand cape Mount County, following negotiations with the company and its workers. The intervention followed two separate communications addressed to the Labor Ministry and County Administration by the striking employees.

The workers had instituted the peaceful strike action on the compound of the company in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County over payment of benefits. They had complained to Minister Korvah and the county administration that since last year, they have had no medical benefit and social, coupled with the arbitrary dismissal of five of their colleagues, as well as payment of their ‘back pay’, among others.

As part of the resolution, the company was asked to pay for the 105 hour `payment due the workers- the main contention, equivalent to US$1, 500 to each worker. The company also accepted to ensure the medical benefits, as well as social security for its employees, among others.

The G-5 Group of Companies was sub-contracted by the Gedeh Mining Company to execute all mining plans and operations in Kinjor, Grand cape Mount County in Western Liberia.-Edited by George Barpeen

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