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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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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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Health workers strike paralyses Kitgum Hospital

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Kitgum Government Hospital increasingly struggles with emergency cases due to the ongoing industrial action by a section of health workers, health administrators have retrieved their stethoscopes and white coats to practice what they were originally trained to do – saving lives. The Allied …

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Gov’t cautions health workers on frequent strikes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked all health workers to be more patient and sympathetic to health needs before they strike. The call was made on Thursday in Kampala during a meeting attended by the Minister of health and her counterpart from Public Service. According to the …

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Lab technicians join other medical workers in industrial action

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Laboratory technicians under their umbrella, the Uganda Medical Lab Technology Association said they will not be reporting to work on Tuesday. The development comes amidst industrial action by the doctors and medical interns whose grievances have only been partially resolved. Speaking at a press conference …

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DEAL: Government agrees to pay interns immediately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has rescinded it’s orders to expel all medical interns effective Monday for striking. The interns went on strike in May, 2021, following government’s failure to release funds that were meant for their allowances. Previously interns were earning between 750,000 and …

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Parliament to debate motion on striking doctors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The strike by medical interns continues to attract debate in Parliament and this time round, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has granted Timothy Batuwa, Jinja South Division West MP permission to present a motion to discuss the matter. Medical interns in government hospitals and health centers countrywide took …

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Doctors vow to continue strike until their demands are met

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attempts by lawmakers to convince medical workers in government hospitals and health centres to review their industrial action were futile, with the medics vowing to continue the strike until their demands are met. Medical workers countrywide took to industrial action weeks ago, demanding a raise …

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