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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaSeveral workers of the Salala Rubber Cooperation or SRC in Margibi County have been reportedly arrested following protest by tappers at the plantation, allegedly destroying company’s properties.

The aggrieved workers, who were seen at the plantation office in German Camp #4, prevented movement of vehicles at the plantation on October 7, 2014 and defied management to resume operation.

In an interview with The NewDawn Margibi correspondent recently, a spokesperson for the aggrieved workers explained that they had been cheated by the SRC Management for too long and were tired of being mal-treated by the corporation.

Roland Thomas narrated that SRC continues to cut down in the co-efficient of the products to a limit that makes them not to realize anything at the end of the month.

Roland said if a tapper produces 3,391 pounds, SRC cuts it down and gives 500 to the producer, something he described as stealing.

He said management is aware of the situation because they have met the management on the issue but no remedy found, leaving them with no alternative then to strike against the company.

According to him, as contractors, management pay them (tappers) based on quantity of production.

The Liberian National Police (LNP) intervened and calmed the protest.

The SRC management has refused to speak to reporters on the matter.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi

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