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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the …

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Museveni, teachers strike deal to suspend strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Teachers Union- UNATU has agreed with President, Yoweri Museveni to suspend the planned teacher’s strike for one term as government mobilizes funds for their salary enhancement. UNATU had called for industrial action starting Monday 27th, 2019 to compel government to enhance teacher’s …

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Kyambogo relax fees policy following strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyambogo University has finally relaxed on their fee policy allowing students to continue paying till they sit for examinations. The new development comes after a violent strike on Thursday where students protested the tuition being paid by the 12th week of the semester. In …

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Security blocks Makerere students assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police and military personnel has blocked a procession of Makerere University Students who were due to convene a General Assembly at the freedom square. The students leadership had called a General Assembly to discuss the ongoing standoff between the …

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Makerere staff dismiss calls for General Assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University striking staff have denounced a announcements  calling for an emergency general assembly. The general assembly, according to the announcement released by Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) General Secretary, Dr Richard Walimbwa was scheduled for Friday at 2:30 PM in the university …

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Acting Makerere Vice Chancellor calls emergency meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As pressure to reinstate the suspended staff association leaders continues to mount, the Makerere University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Eria Hisali has called an emergency meeting for all university managers to discuss the way forward. The meeting according to an invitation issued on Thursday, …

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S.African protests over new minimum wage

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Several thousand protestors marched through Johannesburg Wednesday to demonstrate against a proposed minimum wage, a new test for President Cyril Ramaphosa who took office in February. South Africa, which is suffering record unemployment, is due to introduce the 20 rand ($1.60) hourly minimum wage, but …

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Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government. Some 15,000 nurses fighting for better work conditions walked out …

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Zimbabwe nurses stage public protest after being sacked

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Scores of Zimbabwe nurses on Friday protested in Harare’s central city park after the government dismissed them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions. The nurses, who wore their white uniforms, demanded the government reverse its decision to fire the majority of the …

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