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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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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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On the teachers’ strike

  How government may have opened a Pandora’s box by creating huge salary disparities among its employees THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | There seems to be haphazardness in the government of Uganda that is hard to fathom. One case in point is the way they have caused a …

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Unending teacher strikes

 Teachers: How Museveni’s strategy is failing COVER STORY | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Non-science teachers in government secondary schools across the country, their primary school counterparts, and tutors in teacher training colleges who are on strike demanding unbiased pay appear to have President Yoweri Museveni cornered. Although the President is talking …

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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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Teachers’ pay must correspond, MPs insist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have called on government to treat teachers equally following the increment in the salaries for science teachers in public schools. The increment which commences in the new Financial Year 2022/2023 locks out arts teachers, a development that has caused acrimony among different stakeholders with the …

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Gov’t orders striking teachers back to work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has ordered striking teachers to return to their duty stations by June 24, without fail or risk being scrapped off the payrolls. The Public Service Permanent Secretary, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire communicated the decision in her letter to Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU, which announced …

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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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UNATU team meets Museveni, decline to call off strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) has resolved to continue with its industrial action despite calls for reconsideration at a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni. Last week, UNATU announced an indefinite strike under the slogan “All Teachers Matter” in their quest for pay equity …

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