Nation Can’t Be Built with Lazy Workers- TUC Boss
The Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Yaw Baah has charged workers across the country to change their attitude towards work.
According to him, a prosperous country cannot be built if workers are lazy and indiscipline, hence the need for workers to change their attitude.
Speaking at the National May Day Parade held yesterday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, he said “As we appeal to the President to lead us to take control of our natural resources, we owe it a duty to demonstrate that we can indeed manage this resources efficiently and effective. Our success and failures will depend on how discipline we the workers of Ghana are.”
He encouraged workers to pledge their support and work very hard to achieve the Presidents noble vision of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’.
“I believe that with hard work, dedication to duty and discipline we can move this country forward and achieve prosperity for all Ghanaians by 2020,” he stressed.
Touching on trade policies, Mr. Yaw Baah called on government to introduce trade policies that will remove the constraints limiting the ability of the private sector to expand and create decent jobs.
He mentioned that the current free trade policy is not helping the country to create jobs, hence the need for a change.
“We urgently need policies that will remove the constraints limiting the ability of the private sector to expand and create decent jobs. Some of this constraints were identified in a recent IEA business confidence survey. They include high cost of raw materials, high taxes and high government charges, high utility tariffs, high cost of credit and low or insufficient domestic demand of good produced in Ghana,” he stressed.
This year’s celebration was under the theme, ‘Sustainable Development Goals & Decent Work: The role of Social Partners’
President Akufo-Addo and the Vice President Bawumia with some government officials, joined workers at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to commemorate the day.
Working groups converged designated parks across the country, in their TUC branded shirts to commemorate the day.
Parades were held across the country, and as usual various workers unions marched with placards bearing different messages.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum