‘Use Economic Challenges As A Stepping Stone’ | Economy
Workers have been urged to make use of the myriad of financial challenges that engulfed the nation within the 12 months that has passed by as a stepping stone to financial viability.
“We cannot discount or gloss over the economic challenges; nonetheless, we should not let that discourage us, but rather we should use it as a stepping stone to make a strong come back to face and overcome those challenges and make this year economically viable in our individual, corporate, social, and national lives,” the employees have been instructed.
General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), Morgan Ayawine, gave the recommendation when he addressed members of the union in his New Year’s message.
He mentioned it’s only by means of onerous work that, “we can be seen as having fought the good fight as gallant workers and succeeded in rebuilding our national economy for the benefit of all.”
Mr. Ayawine mentioned ‘hard work breaks no bone’ therefore employees ought to proceed to work more durable for the achievement of organizational and nationwide objectives for the complete restoration of the nationwide economic system.
“My colleagues in labour and cherished members of the great and famous Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), Ghana, I welcome you all to 2023 and wish you all the best for this year,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the 12 months 2023 has the prospect of being profitable including that as employees and nation builders, they need to play their roles with zeal and dedication to make it succeed.
“Having rested a bit from the hard work that characterized our labour last year, let us resume work, this year, with renewed vigour that would enable us to help our employers achieve their organizational goals in line with ICU’s longstanding maxim, “The Employer’s Vision, Our Union’s Concern”.
He careworn the necessity for stronger co-existence between employees and employers to attain their frequent imaginative and prescient and extra importantly, all elements of nation-building.
“In the same vein, we call on the government, the single largest employer, and other employers to ensure equitable distribution of the cake for a reciprocal gesture of workers and an increase in productivity.”
He requested the federal government to maintain the measures put in place to make sure the stabilization of the Cedi in opposition to its main buying and selling currencies to help doing enterprise within the nation and to scale back costs of products and companies to ameliorate the financial hardship imposed on Ghanaians.
“Similarly, steps should be taken to ensure a sustainable fuel price reduction to reflect in the cost of transport fares in the country,” he added.