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Gov’t asked to develop strong bargaining power for migrant workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rights activists want the government to devise a strong bargaining power to benefit the migrant workers and respond to rampant abuses and unfavorable working conditions. Several Bilateral Labour Agreements-BLA that Uganda has signed with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates-UAE, and Jordan among …

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Minister, AG table employment and law revision bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled before Parliament, a bill that seeks to amend the Employment Act, 2006 to provide for recruitment agencies to streamline the process of recruitment of employees for engagement abroad. The Government bill also seeks to introduce a clause on employment of migrant workers …

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Gov’t urged to renegotiate bilateral labour agreements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mariam Mwiza, the Executive Director of Overseas Workers Voice Uganda – OWVU, which advocates for the rights of migrant workers has rejected the speaker’s directive to the Gender, Labour and Social Development committee to investigate the ownership of labor export firms. The Speaker of Parliament, …

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Experts urge gov’t to offer legal aid to migrant workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts from the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) have called on government to offer free legal services to Ugandans, whose rights have been abused while on duty abroad. CEPA proposes that since government collects revenue from exportation of domestic workers, part of the revenue should …

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Plan on to repatriate over 500 Ugandan migrant workers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government is preparing to repatriate more than 500 Ugandan migrant workers stranded in the Arabian Peninsula countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman among others. Betty Among Akena, the Minister of Labour says the government is in advanced stages to repatriate …

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Religious leaders seek tough action to end human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to address the growing level of vulnerabilities amongst Ugandans seeking greener pastures overseas. The call was made by religious leaders during a national prayer service held at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday to show solidarity with victims and …

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Four NUP supporters charged with common nuisance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four supporters of the National Unity Platform have been charged with common nuisance. The four were arrested while going to deliver a petition at Parliament on the plight of Ugandan domestic workers in the Middle East. The four who include Nansana West ward LCV …

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