Consortium of Civil Servants Union Speaks -Condemns Call for Tweah’s Resignation and “Peaceful sit-in action”
The Consortium of Civil Servants Union of Liberia has said its attention is drawn to an April 6, 2021 Press Release issued and read at a press Conference by individuals rallying supports of Civil servants to join a planned “ peaceful sit-in actions across the country” on April 14, 2021.
Headed by Mr. Moibah Johnson, as President, the Consortium which is a composition of six public sector groupings including, the National Teachers Association of Liberia, National Health workers Union of Liberia, Monrovia Consolidated Schools system Teachers’ Association, Supplementary Teachers’ Association of Liberia, Civil Servants union of Liberia and the Labor Union categorically distances itself from said call, and at the same time, clarifies that it has not endorsed any calls for the “resignation” or “dismissal” of Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.
In a release issued April 8, 2021, the consortium strongly cautioned “all public sector workers across the country through this medium not to give credence to any calls of abandoning works on April 14, 2021 to attend what the organizers called “peaceful sit-in actions”, but rather go about their normal working activities”.
The group asserts that as the umbrella group of institutions concerned about the welfares of public sector workers, it continues to engage the government of Liberia to find remedies to challenges faced by public sector workers; something which the government has addressed partly in time past and continues to demonstrate willingness to exploring avenues to finding solutions to persisting demands.
In conclusion, the Consortium of Civil Servants Union of Liberia then called on “all public workers across the country to remain calm and go about their normal working activities on April 14, 2021 and thereafter, we also are compelled to use this medium to strongly admonish the Weah- led administration to expedite commitments made through previous resolutions as such would be necessary to avoid continuous growing disenchantments as the consortium will not hesitate to hold government’s feet to the fire”.