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‘120 months NSSF contribution thresh-hold to be scrapped’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government and workers’ representatives have agreed to scrap the 120 months-contribution thresh-hold requirements for National Social Security Fund-NSSF midterm access. Usher Wilson Owere, the chairperson of the Nation Organization of Trade Unions-NOTU disclosed this during the Labor Day celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds. The Gender, Labor …

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NOTU spitting fire over delayed NSSF Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) has threatened to mobilize workers countrywide to protest the delayed processing of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) amendment bill. Although the NSSF Bill recently appeared under the business to follow for debate on the order paper, …

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Fight over Minimum Wage Bill

The arguments for are as varied as those against the minimum wage  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | A fresh fight is looming between workers’ unions and representatives in Parliament and the government over new proposals to have a minimum wage law. President Yoweri Museveni returned the proposed Minimum Wage …

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Targeting NSSF money

The truth and the lies Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA AND JULIUS BUSINGE | Richard Byarugaba sits on the biggest pile of money in Uganda. He is the managing director of NSSF, the country’s only government-run compulsory pension savings scheme for workers valued at over Shs9.9 trillion as at June …

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NOTU runs to court over NSSF board representation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) has petitioned the High Court, challenging the rejection of its nominees on the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board. The NSSF 11th board was inaugurated in December, 2018, by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, but without t representatives …

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Minister says no to NOTU on NSSF

But it does not mean workers strike goes ahead in November. Here’s why Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Another stalemate looms over the Pension Reform Bill, which was first tabled in parliament six years ago, as National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) warns of a strike and the Minister …

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