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Security guards lay down tools over delayed payments

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several guards from Knight Guards security company deployed to provide security to China State Construction Company have laid down their tools protesting nonpayment for the past two months. The Chinese firm is undertaking the construction of the Kapchorwa-Bukwo-Suam road. The guards laid down their tools …

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Mulago hospital grilled over unutilized UGX 4Bn for salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who sit on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) have tasked the interdicted Mulago National Referral Hospital Executive Director, Dr Byarugaba Baterana, to explain the hospital’s failure to absorb Shs4 billion meant for salaries of new staff. The Auditor General’s report for the …

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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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Gov’t threats to teachers fall on deaf ears as strike rages on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Classes have remained under lock and key despite the government pressure on teachers to return to class or risk losing their jobs. Last week, teachers under the Uganda National Teachers Union laid down their tools to compel the government to give them equitable pay across …

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BISHOP: Review all civil servants pay to end strikes

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of West Buganda Anglican Diocese; The Rt Rev Henry Katumba Tamale, has called for a general salary scales review for all public servants, as a decisive solution to the recurrent strikes. He is concerned that repeated action by different categories of civil …

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Teachers’ pay must correspond, MPs insist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have called on government to treat teachers equally following the increment in the salaries for science teachers in public schools. The increment which commences in the new Financial Year 2022/2023 locks out arts teachers, a development that has caused acrimony among different stakeholders with the …

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SALARIES: Mixed reactions after teachers start day 1 of strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A strike is underway for teachers under the Uganda National Teachers Union who are protesting the salary enhancements for Science teachers. This follows the government’s decision to increase the salaries of science teachers to the tune of sh4million while the art teachers and those in …

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MPs reassure health workers on salary increment

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Health Committee, Charles Ayume has reassured health workers in Eastern Uganda that salaries of all health workers will be increased effective 01 July 2022. “Parliament approved the 2022/2023 financial year budget with salary increments for all health workers,” said Ayume. He …

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MUSEVENI: We have not forgotten arts teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has not forgotten the salary enhancement for arts, social sciences, or teachers of humanities, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said. He disclosed this in his remarks during the commencement of the 72nd graduation ceremony at Makerere University this morning. According to President Museveni, …

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Lira city teachers on strike over unpaid salaries

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teachers in government aided schools in Lira city have laid down their tools over unpaid salaries. Over 1,200 teachers from Lira city have gone for months without pay. Some of the teachers last received their salary in January while others in February 2022. Efforts to …

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