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Jenkins-Johnston receives award from Labour Congress

May 6, 2016 By Victoria Saffa

Senior Private Legal Counsel, James Blyden Jenkins-Johnston Snr. has received an award from the Sierra Leone Labour for rendering free legal service to workers who have disputes to settle with their employers.

The award ceremony was done during the celebration of May Day and launch of the National Employment Policy (NEP), organised by the Ministry of Labour and the Sierra Leone Labour Congress.

The Labour Congress gave individual and corporate awards to individuals and institutions who have been helping them throughout their work. The recipients include the late President Siaka P. Stevens, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara,  Lawyer James Blyden Jenkins-Johnston, Milla Group of Companies, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, etc.

Speaking to Concord Times, Mr. Jenkins-Johnston said that he had served the Labour Congress for over 38 years free of cost.

“I have been helping workers that have been having problems with their employers under free services. I have been working with different sets of presidents in the labour Congress, including the present acting president,” said Mr. Jenkins-Johnston.

He therefore called on junior colleagues to emulate him in rendering free legal service to the most needy, so that they too could be recognised by society.

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