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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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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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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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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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Teachers lured back to class with PTA allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Secondary and primary schools in different parts of the country are luring teachers to classes with the promise of increasing the Parents, Teachers allowances. At many of the secondary schools that Uganda Radio Network visited, learning was taking place despite calls by the Uganda National …

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Education minister to meet UNATU officials over strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education Janet Museveni has invited Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU officials for dialogue. UNATU declared a nationwide strike at all levels starting Wednesday in their quest for equality and harmonization of salary enhancement among teachers of different subjects, support staff, and school administrators. …

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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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Science teachers stay away as Ugandan schools start term 2

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPDENT | Science teachers stayed away today as schools opened for the second term. The teachers stayed away as part of the industrial action announced three weeks ago to compel the government to enhance their salaries. Through their umbrella, Uganda Professional Science Teacher’s Union the science …

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