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External Labour Power House tasks US mission to pay returnees

By Clement Wangira   U S Mission on spot for violating workers’ rights: Shocking details have emerged on how the US Mission violated labour rights of over 200,000 Ugandan national foreign security specialists who previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan peacekeeping missions from 2005 to date Ugandan ex-servicemen returnees are accusing the United States government over…

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Hon. Wandera appointed ILO Director for Pacific Island Countries

By Our Reporter The Director for Labour, Employment and Occupational Safety and Health at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.Hon. Martin Wandera has been apointed International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director for Pacific Island countries. According to ILO sources the appointment takes immediate effect and the Ugandan is clearing off his worklog which will…

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Global Challenges to Gender Equality

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli Female Workers MP Between 1995 and 2005, the global force participation rate decreased from 52.4 per cent. Worldwide, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remain almost 27 percentage points lower than those for men. While gender gaps in participation have been declining in some regions, merely…

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Bill Regulating Human Resource Management Professionals

By Our Reporter The Human Resource Managers’ Professionals Bill 2023 was officially introduced to Uganda’s 11th Parliament on August 23, 2023. The motion aims at securing parliamentary approval for a Private Members bill, focusing on establishing regulations for professionals engaged in Human Resource Management. The motion’s request was granted, granting a 60-day window for meticulous…

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Living conditions and observance of human rights by Uganda Police Force

By Our Reporters DILAPIDATED HOUSING SAYS UHRC REPORTOf the 390 police personnel interviewed 29% lived in decent housing, 36% lived in oderatelydecent housing, 24% lived in dilapidated structures 3.6% lived in makeshift structures while 7.7% did not specify the state of their housing. Of these, 319 personnel were entitled to institutional accommodation even though only…

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