If You Don’t Celebrate Yourself, No One Else Will!
May 1st is Worker’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate workers around the world, with origin from the United States of America. On this day, workers are officially celebrated for their effort and dedication to the growth and development of their individual organizations, which in-turn has an overall impact on the economy of their respective nations.
In Nigeria, the government declares this day a public holiday for workers, while the National Labor Union holds a Congress where they address the state of health of the body of workers and deliberate on ideas that would enhance the well-being of workers.
The history of May Day dates back as far as 1886. According to Time, On May 1 of that year, Chicago (along with other cities) was the site of a major union demonstration in support of the “eight-hour” workday. The Chicago protests were meant to be part of several days of action. On May 3, a strike at the McCormick Reaper Plant in the city turned violent, leading to the loss of many lives. The next day, a peaceful meeting at Haymarket Square became even more so.
In 1889, the International Socialist Conference declared that, in commemoration of the Haymarket affair, May 1 would be an international holiday for labour, which is now known in many places as the International Workers’ Day.
May Day reminds us that, as workers, we cannot take our wellbeing and things bothering on our working conditions for granted. For many, it has become a day to reminisce about work and, perhaps, get some deserved rest.
So, how exactly do you celebrate this break from the cycle of everyday work and how do you reflect on the idea of work?
Do you often think about that time when you no longer will be among the workforce of the nation? How will the celebration of May 1st appeal to you then? Will it be a day you smile, looking back at all the years you have labored, and be happy about what you have acquired, and are currently enjoying, or will it be a time you’ll look back with tears and full of regrets for not making the right decisions that would have bettered your lot. Are you sitting back, relaxing and hoping your company will take care of things when you finally retire?
The key might just be to plan ahead!
With 80% of workers struggling to sufficiently save for retirement and the ever-changing nature of the employer-employee social contract, there is no better time than now to take charge of your financial future.
Why spend so much time worrying about your personal finances? It could be very distracting and stressful. We totally understand that employees want and need smart saving tools and guidance on how to use them. This is why we are here to assist you to make the right choices. Yes, you work and at the end of the month, get an allowance commensurate or close to what you are worth. But how do you celebrate your every day’s effort? Are you working and not putting money aside for the rainy day?
This is why the Leadway Annuity Plans were designed. [An annuity is a series of payments made to a person for the rest of their life, following the purchase of a plan.] With two plans designed to suit different individual needs and budgets alike, the Leadway Personal Annuity Plan and the Leadway Deferred Annuity Plan will ensure that you don’t have regrets in the future after years of relentless work.
While the Leadway Personal Annuity Plan is designed to help with the cost of retirement by providing a guaranteed income for the rest of your life, the Leadway Deferred Annuity Plan is a savings plan towards retirement. It’s a plan whereby you contribute & accumulate savings over a preferred period of time up to retirement. This can also be used as a tool to augment any existing retirement scheme.
Get started today and get on your way to celebrating all the days you had to work against all odds. Get started now!