Several aggrieved guards of the private Executive Security Consultancy or EXSECON here are demanding severance pay from management.The aggrieved EXSECON employees, totaling about 750 explain they were assigned in various counties with the United Nations Mission in Liberia for six years, but since the contract with UNMIL ended, it was prudent that EXSECON Management pay them off.
In a communication issued recently in Monrovia, they write, “We the aggrieved workers of Exsecon want to inform the Management of Exsecon that since the contract we had with UNMIL came to an end on the 28th of June, we hereby request the management to produce our severance or redundancy pay.”
Spokesman for the group Ralph Yancy, outlines several things that affected them while on the job, including lack of medical benefit, leave opportunity, deduction of Five United States Dollars each from their monthly salaries, among others.
Ralph discloses that they have resolved to go to court to seek redress since the Management of Exsecon is ignoring their plight.“We wrote authorities at the Labour Ministry, complaining the management of Exsecon Security Consultancy for practicing bad labour, there is no way people will work for over six years and not get severance pay”, he laments.
According to him, they wrote a formal complaint to the Minister of Labour Moses Y. Kollie on July 3 2018.Copy of the letter obtained by this paper reads; “We were employed in May of 2012, by the Management of Exsecon Security Consultancy to provide security for UNMIL for six years and above.”
It details that management also deducted US$5.00 from their foro Absence Without Leave or AWOL, buy uniform and other equipment from Management, face molestation and abuse, and that they benefit no increment during the entire six years with UNMIL.
Ralph notes that since the contract with UNMIL elapsed, management does not want to pay them their benefits, further disclosing that management also deducted Eight United States Dollars from each officer’s salary as insurance premium paid to Secure Risks besides the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation or NASSCORP, including denial of rights and privileges.
By Lewis S. Teh--Editing by Jonathan Browne