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COMMENT: Understanding the doctors’ strike

 How it reveals impact of the state undermining workers’ organisations and unions COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | Ugandan doctors opted to strike over poor remunerations, which they say compromise their work ethic. The doctors’ plight is understandable. Doctors in public facilities earn, on average, about US$300 per month. This level of …

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THIS WEEK: Medical students want exams cancelled

THIS WEEK: Medical students want exams cancelled Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As government and striking doctors failed to reach an agreement to end industrial action, students studying medicine at Makerere University on Nov.20 asked that the semester be ended because they were not having lectures anymore. During a meeting …

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Doctors win case against Uganda Medical Union

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High court in Kampala Friday dismissed the application filed by Uganda Medical Union against Government and Uganda Medical Association, that sought an interim order stopping negotiations regarding the Socio-economic interets of the striking Doctors. The Deputy Registrar incharge of Civil Matters Sarah Langa ruled …

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Medical Union’s application hearing set for Friday

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Kampala High Court deputy registrar Sarah Langa Monday pushed to friday 24th the hearing of an application filed by Uganda Medical Union, seeking to bar the Uganda Medical Association , it’s Secretary General Dr. Ekwaro Obuku and Workers’ MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki, from holding negotiations …

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STRIKE: Police offers free health services to civilians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police force health services directorate has joined their counterparts the UPDF and Prisons in offering medical services to Ugandans as medical doctors continue their industrial action. Uganda police are offering their 94 health facilities across the country that includes 40 medical laboratories …

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Medical Union sues striking Doctors

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Uganda Medical Workers Union has sued all striking Doctors and medical practitioners for engaging in an illegal strike. The union has also sued the Secretary General of the Uganda Medical Association Dr. Ekwaro Obuku and Workers MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki demanding for damages resulting …

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