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Understaffing in local gov’ts hindering service delivery: CSBAG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has appealed to the Ministry of Finance to allocate adequate funds for wages to enable local governments to recruit and fill vacant positions. According to CSBAG, understaffing and failure to fill critical positions in Local Governments such as heads …

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ILO notes “striking fall” in real wages worldwide

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The severe inflationary crisis combined with a global slowdown in economic growth are causing a striking fall in real monthly wages in many countries, reducing the purchasing power of the middle classes and hitting low-income households particularly hard, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. …

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TotalEnergies shuts down France’s largest refinery over strike

Paris, France | Xinhua | French multinational energy and petroleum company TotalEnergies has started to shut down the country’s largest refinery in the Normandy region as a result of a strike over wage demands, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Wednesday. “The discontent is so strong in Normandy that the …

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GGOOBI: Uganda not ready for minimum wage

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has not yet reached the level of setting the minimum wage, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary to the Treasury and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has stated. According to Ggoobi, it is bad economics to institute a …

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Kanungu contractor abandons works after workers demand their pay

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine workers of Jokamax Construction Company Limited are stranded in Kihihi town council, Kanungu district after their executive director abandoned them and escaped when they demanded unpaid wages since February of this year. Jokamax Construction Company Limited which belongs to Joshua Kalema, was subcontracted by China …

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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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UNRA suspends 17 workers for demanding pay

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Kabale Branch has suspended 17 casual laborers until further notice for demanding their unpaid wages. It comes a few days after about 100 casual laborers complained last week that they haven’t received their pay from March 2019.  The affected laborers include …

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Three revolutions economics needs

The underlying causes of current crises point to a need to reshape how economics is taught and practiced COMMENT | Edmund S. Phelps | Project Syndicate | The West is in crisis – and so is economics. Rates of return on investment are meager. Wages – and incomes generally – are …

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Nigeria’s new minimum wage: too much to ask?

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country’s minimum wage by a whopping two thirds. Buhari, who had been advised on the wage by a negotiating committee …

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