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MPs to investigate labour export companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle East. This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, …

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MPs ask gov’t to protect domestic workers abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, has urged government to expeditiously put systems in place to monitor Ugandans who labour in foreign countries as domestic workers. This follows rampant cases of torture and death of Ugandan domestic workers abroad. MPs said government needed to …

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MPs want inmates who offer labour paid better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Human Rights are concerned about the way inmates are paid after they have offered manual labour outside the prisons. The legislators raised the concerns while meeting officials from the Uganda Prison Service. The meeting on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, …

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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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