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Makerere staff warn on strike next week over ‘low’ salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere staff have resolved to go on strike next week in protest against the failure of the university to harmonize staff salaries. They argue that their members earn lower salaries compared to other public Universities in the country. The University’s Joint Staff Associations, which includes …

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MOBILE PHONES: Ntare sends home 205 Senior Six students

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntare School in Mbarara City has indefinitely suspended 205 Senior Six students for indiscipline. The school head teacher, Saul Rwampororo, says that the students rampaged on Monday night and destroyed school property including the new CCTV system. According to Rwampororo, trouble started after two students …

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Makerere staff threaten to strike as academic year starts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University staff are considering industrial action at the beginning of the 2023/2024 academic year if the University Staff Appeals Tribunal is not reinstated immediately. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of the University Joint Staff Associations, which includes MUASA, MASA, and …

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Makerere University grapples with delayed staff salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is facing an atmosphere of apprehension following the delayed disbursement of the May staff salaries, a week into the new month. At the end of April, the University Secretary expressed regret for the delay, attributing it to unforeseen challenges in transitioning the …

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Govt to doctors, ‘Striking won’t give you money’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors categorized as medical officers special grade or Associate Consultants announced on Tuesday that they have joined ongoing industrial action in which Senior House Officers had laid down tools over non-payment of their salaries. The doctors told a press Conference held in Mulago this …

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A month after returning to work, senior doctors to strike again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior House Officers (SHOs), also known as senior medical doctors undergoing postgraduate training at regional and national referral hospitals, have announced their intention to resume a strike over non-payment of their remuneration by the government. The doctors had previously gone on strike in March …

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TotalEnergies shuts down France’s largest refinery over strike

Paris, France | Xinhua | French multinational energy and petroleum company TotalEnergies has started to shut down the country’s largest refinery in the Normandy region as a result of a strike over wage demands, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Wednesday. “The discontent is so strong in Normandy that the …

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