Workers of International Medical Corps (IMC) have staged a protest action at their regional office along Banya Street in Kenema city, which gave cause for the police to intervene.
The International Medical Corps (IMC) has been rendering medical services to Sierra Leoneans in various parts of the country for the past seven years.
The angry demonstrators shut the offices and the main entrance to the compound, demanding payment of their redundancy compensation.
They said the organization was to pay a redundancy compensation for the period they had worked, which was between 12 and 21 months and a six-month end of service benefit. However in a meeting held between the aggrieved workers and the IMC‘s Country Director Omar E. Taha, which was mediated by the Municipal and Local Government Employees’ Union branch in Kenema, ended up with a promised by the Country Director that he would take the workers’ concerns to his headquarters in USA and give them feedback today.
One of the aggrieved workers, Amara Sheriff, said they were not afraid to sue the organization to court as they knew that the organization owed them an obligation.
He said they would exercise some patient until they hear from the Country Director, but that that did not mean the dispute was over until they got positive reply.