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KCCA extends regularisation of temporary workers to 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The process of legalising temporary workers of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is scheduled to start next year.  KCCA Ag. Executive Director Andrew Kitaka told journalists Wednesday at City hall that they are working with the Public Service Commission to interview and validate staff on permanent …

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NSSF proposes to manage national health insurance scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has shown interest to collect contributions for the National Health Insurance scheme. The National Health Insurance Scheme Bill 2019 is meant to introduce a Universal Health Care to improve health outcomes and expand access to essential health care services …

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Bidco laborers protest poor working conditions

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than 1000 casual laborers attached to Bidco Uganda Limited-BUL in Jinja district laid down their tools on Tuesday protesting poor working conditions. The striking workers claimed that they are forced to work overtime without bonuses, adding that their complaints fell on deaf ears. Jordan …

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Burkina tourist hub loses Western visitors to jihadist threat

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso | AFP | “They’ve placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren’t coming like before. Even the aid workers don’t come,” said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso’s Hauts-Bassins region. The “red zone” refers to the risk of jihadist attacks — a top-end warning by …

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Auto suppliers hit as GM strike in US grinds on

New York, United States | AFP |  As the General Motors strike grinds on, more auto suppliers and contractors are sending workers home, adding to the economic drag on Michigan and other US midwestern car manufacturing hubs. The idling affects companies that supply parts, computer systems and raw materials to GM …

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U.S. Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes

Kosice, Slovakia | AFP |  As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With …

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Wolfram mining company lays off workers in Rubanda

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  KI3R Minerals International Limited, a United Kingdom-based company that is mining Wolfram in Nyamuriro Wolfram Mines, Muko Sub County Rubanda district has laid off its workers. The mines which cover 175 acres were revived by KI3R Minerals Limited in December 2016 after a takeover from …

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One miner missing, 11 others injured in Ntungamo mine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  One miner is missing following an accident at Mwerasandhu Tin mines in Rwamwire-Ruhaama Sub County in Ntungamo district. The mine, which belongs to German firm, Zanak Holdings caved in on Wednesday injuring eleven miners. Some of the workers told URN that they were called in …

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