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Parliament adopts four resolutions on teachers’ pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a motion demanding a sustainable salary enhancement plan for all categories of public officers with clear budgetary indications and timelines for its implementation. The motion was presented to Parliament by the Chairperson of the Education Committee, John Twesigye Ntamuhiira, who had been …

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UNATU to consult members on fresh deal tabled by Govt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU has started consulting members and other stakeholders in light of a fresh deal tabled by the government intended to end the ongoing teachers’ strike. For two weeks, teachers refused to go back to classrooms in favor of raising their pay …

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UNATU founder rallies teachers not to give in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teopista Birungi Mayanja, an advocate for education and founder of the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), has urged the current union leadership to persist in their fight for teacher’s salary increase. UNATU affiliated teachers announced an indefinite strike a fortnight ago in protest of the …

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Education minister to meet UNATU officials over strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education Janet Museveni has invited Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU officials for dialogue. UNATU declared a nationwide strike at all levels starting Wednesday in their quest for equality and harmonization of salary enhancement among teachers of different subjects, support staff, and school administrators. …

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Civil servants in Luwero miss salaries over absenteeism

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 28 civil servants in Luwero district have not received their salary over absenteeism from duty. The most affected staff are teachers, head teachers, and health workers among others. Bernard Okello, the Luwero District Human Resource Officer explains that the district suspended the salaries effective March …

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Nurses, midwives strike illegal: Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing nurses and midwives strike is illegal. This is according to the Ministry of Public Service. The ministry’s declaration comes after nurses and midwives under their union, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council on Tuesday laid down their tools due to government’s failure to …

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GGOOBI: Uganda not ready for minimum wage

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has not yet reached the level of setting the minimum wage, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary to the Treasury and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has stated. According to Ggoobi, it is bad economics to institute a …

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Teachers in Kumi spend months without pay

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers who were recruited by the Kumi district local government are demanding payment of salary. In November, the district recruited 283 teachers who were deployed to different schools across the district. However, the teachers have not accessed the payroll since then, forcing some to forego …

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