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Parliament questions move to solicit for funds from workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has demanded that the National COVID-19 Response Fund immediately withdraws a letter seeking money from salaried employees to help in the fight against the coronavirus disease. The National COVID-19 Response Fund recently reached out to employers asking for their support to collect at least …

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Furloughed staff in Sweden retrain to help hospitals

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Furloughed because of the coronavirus pandemic, airline and hotel employees in Sweden are retraining to work as hospital and nursing home assistants as the death toll nears 900 in the Scandinavian country. The initiative offers cabin crew — mostly from SAS Scandinavian airlines which said last …

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Spanish delivery firm Glovo out to conquer the world

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | With an ambitious 27-year-old boss and a growing army of computer engineers, Spanish start-up Glovo is chasing international growth by expanding beyond food deliveries, despite criticism of the working conditions of its drivers. Four years ago Oscar Pierre quit his first job at Airbus, Europe’s largest …

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37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country. The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling …

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Women NGO wants minimum wage to protect employees

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime …

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BoU ready for defense in former Crane Bank employees suit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda says that it is ready to defend the termination of the contracts of former employees of Crane Bank. Last month, 400 former employees of Crane Bank through their lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde wrote a statutory notice to Bank of Uganda demanding 120 …

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NSSF boss tips employees on saving culture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Managing Director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Richard Byarugaba, has urged employees to save for their future retirement. He said statistics in the East African region show that Uganda has one of the least saving culture which is not good for the economy. …

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Whistle while you work

Researchers explain what makes employees happy  Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | What is the key to being happy? More specifically, what is the key to being happy at work? More money, more time off, family benefits? Researchers suggest that they may have found the answers. Unless you’ve been hiding under a …

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