GVL Employees Seek Better Relations with Management

Palm development in Liberia.

Several concerned employees of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) have called on the management to provide a cordial working environment to ensure smooth operations at the concession.

The oil palm developer is operating in Butaw, Sinoe County, in the southeast of the country.

The employees and contractors under the umbrella ‘Concerned Employees for the Protection of GVL Local Staff,’ also want their colleagues to make the best use of the company’s manual while on the job, to avoid any confrontation.

They made the call yesterday after holding a successful meeting to establish a special advocacy team to caution the public and fellow workmates on how to build a better relationship with the management.

The team comprises some employees, daily hires, and contractors.

Joel Jackson, the employees’ spokesperson, said it was worrisome for employees and contractors to give the company a tainted image to the outside world after they (complainant employees) had blundered on the job.

“Many times, we hear people complaining about the company not treating them well, but such individuals would fail to do the right thing on the job. Every institution has rules and regulations for the employees. So this is not only restricted to the GVL,” Joel Jackson noted.

The team warned fellow employees and members of the public to respect the rules and regulations that govern the company’s operations.

According to Jackson, the GVL has provided job opportunities for Liberians; therefore protecting the company’s image must be the concern of the entire employee population.

The concerned employees believe that when the company’s rules are respected and employees act accordingly, there will be a smooth working relationship between the two sides.

Jackson then called on the management not to give credence to anyone who will try to cause confusion that would either anger the company’s authority or damage the image of the company.

He said while it is true that the case between the GVL and Tropical Logistic is in court, it is prudent on the part of the Liberian company to fight its case in the court and stop damaging the name of the GVL in the media.


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