International Workers Day also known as Labour Day or May Day, was set aside to celebrate labourers and working class people.
It is promoted by the International Labour Movement which focused on the plight of workers and how to ensure better welfare packages for them.
Speaking on the significance of the celebration, the State Head of Service, Barrister Harry Uduh said government is keen on improving workers welfare so as to ensure efficiency in the public service.
Barrister Uduh, who explained that, any government that cannot ensure better welfare standard for workers does not have any moral responsibility to visit sanctions on them.
He emphasized that the present government of Governor Willie Obiano has ensured best treatment to workers by periodically adding incentives and other packages to improve their welfare,noting that though there is room for improvement.
He called on workers in the state to reciprocate government gestures by being dedicated to work to ensure efficiency and higher productivity.
In his remark, the Assistant Secretary Nigerian Union of Teachers, Anambra State, Comrade Sam Egwu, who went down memory lane, said that International Workers day is celebrated to bring to the fore issues that affect workers under their employers.
A Civil servant, Mr. Ikenna Mozie, noted that the present administration in the state is interested in workers welfare as salaries are paid as and when due and called for increment in workers’ salaries so as to cushion the effects of the harsh economic situation in the country .
*Written by Kenechukwu Chukwudi