Monrovia, September 27, 2019….Assistant Labour Minister for Labour Standards, Atty. Welma B. Sampson Thursday, September 26, 2019, held a social dialogue meeting with Human Resource Managers of the Industrial sector of the labour sector of Liberia.
The meeting which was held in the conference room of the Ministry in Monrovia highlighted issues surrounding the Human Resource Policies of various business institutions in this sector such as, employees leaves policies and procedures, staff benefits, health and safety policy, working hours and public holidays, appraisal guidelines and review, amongst others.
During the meeting, HR managers and authorities of the Ministry of Labour led Atty. Sampson shared their experiences on the effective implantation of HR guidance and policies in line with the Decent Work Act of 2015 as well as International Labour Standards.
Speaking during the dialogue, Assist. Minister Sampson said the meeting is intended to assist HR managers and their respective institutions to develop and create a more decent work environment through HR policies as a means of ensuring industrial peace and harmony across the country.
The Assistant Minister for Labour Standards advised the Human Resource Managers to setup a health and safety and a disciplinary committees within their respective workplace which should include the both representatives of management and workers.
“It is important that workers form part of those committees because they are the most vulnerable in the work place. We also hope that those committees when constituted will be able to meet from time to time to review management policies for adherence.”
She encouraged the HR Managers to communicate management policies effectively by placing them in visible location in the workplace for every employee to have easy access, noting that it will help to reduce misunderstanding as well promotes industrial harmony and peace in the workplace.
For their part, the Human Resource Managers then thanked Minister Sampson for the meeting and agreed to meet with authorities at the ministry quarterly aimed at addressing some of the many concerns from both the employees and the employers on a regular basic and to also review some of their policies in their respective institutions.