The Workers Union of Liberia has donated 50 gallons of fuel to the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) as a way of helping to air Ebola awareness and prevention messages to the people of Liberia.
Turning over of the 50 gallons at the LBS office in Paynesville, the president of the Union, C. Alfred Thomas, said the Workers Union in partnership with Liberia Labour Congress (LLC) was proud to make an initial contribution of 50 gallons to step up the Ebola awareness messages.
He explained that the LLC, at the head of the Liberia Labour Movement, since September this year, declared a relentless fight against the Ebola disease in work places and communities.
“We also work with the Movement for Labour Rights and Justice (MOLAJ), a labor-based nongovernmental organization that has been in the forefront raising funds and coordinating workers and trade union field activities on the fight against the Ebola virus disease. We have also carried out Ebola awareness education and prevention measures among workers.”
He disclosed that the union has also taken Ebola awareness education to community members and the supplied 700 hand washing buckets as well as detergents at work places to ensure that Ebola virus is kicked out of Liberia.
“We have distributed these anti-Ebola materials to several counties, including Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa and Margibi,as part of the union’s efforts to support the fight against the disease,” Mr. Thomas explained.
According to him, the backbone of the labour campaign against Ebola is the unity among the workers and their trade union as well as support received from international partners, particularly from USW, a humanitarian fund based in Canada, andbrothers and sisters from the United Workers in USA and Canada.
In remarks from LBS, Tepenty Young, Deputy for Operations and Technical Services, expressed thanks and appreciation to the union for the kind gesture to the people of Liberia.
According to him, it is only Liberians that can make the Liberia Broadcasting System to work and keep informing the public. He described LBS as the Liberian people’s station.