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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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Lira district medical workers strike over unpaid salaries

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers in Lira district have gone on strike over unpaid salaries. The more than 124 personnel argue that they have gone for at least three months without pay. On Thursday morning, the health workers from different facilities abandoned work and stormed the district headquarters demanding …

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Mandela secondary school closed over strike

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 students of Mandela Secondary School in Hoima city have been sent home following a violent strike. The students staged a violent strike at 2am protesting poor feeding and administration. According to some of the students who spoke to URN on condition of …

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Striking teachers head for another meeting in State House

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to meet the leadership of the Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU later today in an effort to end the nationwide teacher’s strike. The meeting follows the teacher’s rejection of a “new deal” proposed by the Ministry of Public Service. In …

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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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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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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Unending teacher strikes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Unending teacher strikes: How Museveni’s strategy is failing THE LAST WORD On the teachers’ strike: How government may have opened a pandora’s box by creating huge salary disparities among its employees COMMENT Bobi …

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Meals lure learners in Moroto to school despite teachers’ strike

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several learners in Moroto district have continued reporting to school despite the nationwide teachers’ strike that has been running for six days now. Our reporter visited several schools on Tuesday and found the learners playing around the compound. The majority of the learners only report to …

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