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Opposition tasks gov’t on continued doctors strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has asked the government to treat the ongoing strike by doctors as a matter of urgency. Batuwa Timothy Lusala, the Shadow Minister for Health raised the issue during the afternoon plenary sitting. In his statement, the Jinja South Division West MP …

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Doctors blame Parliament, Ministries for continued strike

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have asked parliament to address the deploring state of the health sector in the country. They say Parliament and government ministries are to blame for the continued strike which has left many Ugandans stranded without medical …

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Lab technicians put gov’t on strike notice

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Laboratory technicians under the Uganda Medical Lab Technology Association, have put the government on a three weeks’ notice to go on strike over compensation and recruitment. Patrick Dennis Alibu, the Association Secretary-General said they have since been approaching the government to recognize degree holders …

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Prime Minister pleads with Ugandan doctors to call off strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Friday pleaded with doctors to call off their strike. Nabbanja met members of the Uganda Medical Association to follow up on the Tuesday meeting UMA had with President Museveni. The doctors went on strike on Sunday after the government …

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Medical interns call off strike as negotiations start

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical interns under their umbrella organization Federation of Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI) have called off their nation wide strike. The interns went on strike over poor working conditions on May 17th, 2021, and had promised not to resume work unless their demands were met. The interns …

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Born to revolt: Why the French go on strike

Paris, France | AFP | France, it sometimes seems, is either in the throes of a major strike or facing the looming shadow of one. Workers in the country go on strike more than most nations in Europe. The current open-ended stoppages, which began on December 5, have halted most public …

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Gen. Salim Saleh compensates Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one students of Makerere University whose property was destroyed by security personnel  during protests against the 15 percent tuition increment have been compensated by General Salim Saleh. Last month,UPDF soldiers together with military and regular police officers broke into halls of residence and …

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South African Airways hit by crippling strike

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier’s retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-trapped airline to ground hundreds of flights. The strike has forced South Africa’s largest carrier to cancel more than 200 domestic, regional …

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Murder at Makerere

A true story by Prof. John Sebuwufu; former vice chancellor of Makerere University Kampala, about student strikes. In spite of occasional skirmishes, some order had returned to students’ politics, until February 2001 when the calm was rudely interrupted by the murder of a first-year student and a resident of Lumumba …

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