Greetings to the wonderful people of Rivers State, and welcome to another episode of RivEthics on Radio, our character-building weekend show. Please remember that the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Our topic today is in commemoration of the International Worker’s Day, coming up on 1st May.
Two things occupy my thoughts on this year’s Workers Day celebration. First is the future of work. Transformative changes such as globalization, new forms of organizing work, and advances in automation and artificial intelligence (AI) have important implications for the world of work. This should be everyone’s business, as Governments, employers and workers all have a stake in skills development.
Governments need to adopt more relevant skills policies to develop the skills required by rapidly evolving labour markets. Education and training systems will also need to take advantage of new educational technologies and give greater attention to digital skills. Enterprises and employers will need to make new investments to expand their involvement in educating, training and the reskilling of workers to support economic growth. And, workers will need to proactively upgrade their skills or acquire new ones through training, education and lifelong learning to remain employable.
The second issue is the concept of Decent Work. Decent work is at the heart of the search for dignity for the individual, stability for the family and peace in the community. Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income. It also addresses security in the workplace, social protection for families, better prospects for personal development, freedom for people to express their concerns, organise and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity for women and men.
The world of work is undergoing major processes of change. Everyone needs to deepen their understanding of this transformation in order to meet effectively the policy changes it poses and so advance the shared commitment to provide decent work for all.
Let us have these issues in mind as we listen to our guest speaker give more insight on the topic. He is Mr. Mapple Dappa, a Brand Consultant to Employers of Labour.
Our lovely Rivers people, please remember to always let your manners speak for you.
God bless and keep you and your families and God bless Rivers State.
Hon. Justice Mrs. Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike,
The Wife of His Excellency,
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON. GSSRS. POS (Africa),
The Governor of Rivers State.
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