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Regional migration chief in Uganda, discusses safe labour exports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze has met the Regional Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mohammed Abdiker in Kampala. The two leaders discussed the harmonization of labour migration policies in the East and Horn of Africa region, …

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Public University staff withdraw labour over salary enhancement woes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Academic staff in Public Universities have resolved to withdraw their labour citing inequalities in the distribution of the 50 billion Shillings provided by the government to enhance their salaries. In April this year, the Ministry of Education released a salary distribution schedule indicating a …

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Gender ministry suspends six Ugandan labour recruitment firms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has suspended the activities of Middle East Consultants and five other Uganda labour recruitment firms for charging illegal registration and placement fees. The acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development James Ebitu has written …

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Rid your sector of unethical conduct, Tumwebaze tells UEARA

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze has directed external labour recruitment companies to rid their sector of unethical conduct and ensure that licensing conditions are strictly adhered to. In a meeting with the executive members of the Uganda Association …

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Turkey seeks to import labour from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda and Turkey are in advanced talks, for the country to open up employment opportunities for Ugandans. The Turkish Ambassador to Uganda Fikret Kerem is optimistic that his country will start exporting labour from Uganda this year. The export of labour has become increasingly …

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Labour export firms propose measures to curtail human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new faction of foreign labour recruitment agencies in Uganda has asked government to address challenges in labour export industry with harmonized training of domestic recruitment agencies. The group, the Uganda Federation of Foreign Recruitment Agencies (UFFRA) says the measure will eliminate trafficking in persons, …

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