WARMA Labour Day celebrations 2016
Labour Day in Zambia is celebrated every year on MAY 1 and it is also known as “May day or workers day.” It is a day when workers, regardless of the type of job one does, come together to rejoice over their achievements.
The workers also use the occasion to share the challenges they may have faced with their employers during the execution of their duties.
Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) participated in the 2016 Labour Day celebrations which was held under the theme “Achieving National Development through Productive Decent Work, Sustainable Job Creation & Social Justice.” Economic Growth through Job Creation, Free Collective Bargaining and Respect for Workers’ Rights’.
Looking at the theme, one would ask just how job creation, free collective bargaining and respect for workers’ rights can promote national economic growth. WARMA recognises the important role that a worker plays in driving the economy of the country forward. It was noted that the labour movement believes that the economy of any country can only grow when its citizens have jobs through which they can generate income instead of depending on handouts from Government for their survival.
As WARMA, we are happy with this year’s theme because it is in line with our expectations. We believe that economic growth can only be achieved through the better management of water resources as is it said that “every drop counts.