A statement signed by Reverend Dr. KwabenaOpuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of CCG and copied to the Ghana News Agency,said: May Day is a moment where we celebrate and appreciate workers from allsectors of our economy for their commitment, patriotism and efforts indeveloping our nation.
It also provides an opportunity for workersto air their views and challenges confronting them for redress, it said.
The statement called on all workers todevelop innovative ways of promoting sound work ethics.
As wecelebrate this years May Day, the Council entreats Ghanaian workers, andemployers in general, to develop innovative ways of promoting sound work ethicsat the work place.
We are of the conviction that, promotion ofsound work ethic is one of the surest ways of enhancing productivity, it said.
It also urged employers to use thecelebration to reflect on the needs of their employers, and take the necessarysteps to improve their conditions of service to meet the current economicsituation in the country.
The statement celebrated entrepreneurs whohave excelled in their various fields of work.
As we celebrate workers, it is alsoimportant to celebrate indigenous entrepreneurs for their tremendous efforts inthe provision of employment and support to the industrial growth of thiscountry, it said.
It, however, called on government to providethe necessary incentives and support, such as tax exemptions, to cushionindigenous entrepreneurs to enable them compete with foreign companies, createbetter job opportunities, and also become viable in contributing to the growthof the economy.
As we look forward to dealing with the challengesof our economy and the future, we urge government, employers, and the unions,to continue to work closely together towards our common objective of betterworkers, better jobs and better conditions of service, so as to create better lives for Ghanaians the statementadded.