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ILO urges companies to protect workers as lockdowns ease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Labor Organization (ILO) has cautioned that countries risk a resurgence of coronavirus if they do not put in place adequate safeguards that meet the strict occupational safety and health criteria needed for bringing workers back. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that risk …

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Pandemic hits aid work in sub-Saharan Africa

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Desperately needed aid for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa is under threat as the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeps a continent already facing a volley of crises. In some cases social distancing measures and border closures are preventing workers from distributing aid. In others, funding is …

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Construction works at Hoima international airport suspended

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Construction works at Hoima International Airport has been suspended over COVID-19.  The contractors SBC/SBI Lloyds British International has sent home over 900 workers that have been working in the different departments. Amos Muriisa, the Public Relations officer SBC told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that …

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Amazon workers protest over virus safety

New York, United States | AFP |  Amazon warehouse employees and Instacart delivery workers joined protests Monday to press safety demands, highlighting the risks for workers on the front lines of supplying Americans largely sheltering at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 50 to 60 employees joined a walkout …

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Workers protest closure of Nyamuliro wolfram mines

Rubanda, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 500 casual labourers at Nyamuliro Wolfram Mines in Kaara parish, Muko Sub County Rubanda district on Friday staged a demonstration protesting the closure of KI3R Minerals International Limited.  KI3R Minerals International Limited which took over the mines from Krone Uganda Limited in 2016, closed …

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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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