Journalists call for end to repression and exploitation

Journalists in Uganda on May 3, 2020 joined the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme ” Journalism without fear or favour”. Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) congratulated media practitioners on marking this day despite the forced lockdown inflicted on them due to Covid – 19 pandemic now ravaging the world..

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Kenya Coop Bank braces for new challenges in South Sudan

Recent positive political developments in South Sudan have come as the best news in 2020 for Kenya's Cooperative Bank in Juba which has invested heavily in the country's housing and infrastructure sectors through loans to saccos, SMEs and emerging civil service elite. Speaking to Workers Eye on telephone Co-operative bank group chief executive Dr. Gideon Muriuki praised the peace move in Juba saying this is what the lender has been praying for ever since it launched operations 12 years ago.

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Need for Advancing Social Protection to Uganda Workers

The Covid-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have devastating impacts of the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people particularly the most vulnerable. While efforts are rightly focused on mitigating the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking of how to recover and re - build because actions taken now will have long lasting effects on the workers wellbeing, this is an effort that must be led by government, but the workers leaders, employers, and the labour movement have a critical role to play.

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NOTU's Wilson Owere in 2021 Workers' Parliamentary race

The shell of silence that the National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) Chairman General, Usher Wilson Owere had built, has finally cracked. Mr Owere will contest as Workers’ Member of Parliament (MP) in 2021 General Elections. He has promised to run the strongest campaign the electorate has never seen for a long time in recent years.

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NSSF loses 100,000 contributors due to Covid-19

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has lost over 100,000 contributors and closed six of its branches in three months when Uganda went into a Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. Read More

Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi unite against DP Ruto

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who in his first term appeared to be sharing power together with his Deputy William Ruto at state house in similar suits, has now declared war on his deputy. A re-organisation of government early this year where many state functions were transferred to key cabinet secretaries have left Ruto virtually holding an empty shell.

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The revised roadmap by the Uganda Electoral Commission for the 2020 - 2021 General Elections’ campaigns indicates that activities shall be conducted digitally or scientifically. According to new guidelines aspiring candidates at all levels will be required to use television, radio, print media and social media platforms so as to observe social distancing to avert spreading of covid-19 pandemic.

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South Sudan youth in Winners Charitable Initiative

South_Southese activists in Sudan Support, Educate poor Families on Coronavirus
A group of youths from South Sudan in Khartoum the capital of Sudan undertook a voluntary awareness initiative called "The Winners Charitable Initiative" . according to their announcement, they said they are targeting the people of South Sudan in Sudan.

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Stiff competition in NRM Workers League Elections

All is set for the explosive 2020 National Resistance Movement (NRM) Workers League elections slated for July with three candidates vying for the National Chairman position.
Former Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) General Secretary Mr James Tweheyo, Uganda Media Union (UMU) Chairman Mr Bosco Onyik and National Union of Theatrical, Domestic and General Workers Union General Secretary Mr Ezra Kanyana, are in the race for Chairman. The outgoing Chairman is Mr James Tweheyo.

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Trade Unions in the fight against poverty

Trade unions play a critical role in the global economy on the fight against poverty International Labour Organization ( ILO) estimates, 1.39 billion workers worldwide almost half of the world's total workforce, and nearly 60 per cent of the workers in the developing countries do not earn enough to lift themselves and their families above the US $2 a day poverty line.

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Elections for Members of Parliament representing Workers in 2021 will be the toughest and probably the most expensive ever since special Interest groups were introduced in 1996. What has complicated matters for the contestants ,both the incumbents and the new aspirants, is the revised roadmap to the 2020/2021 General Elections which is to be conducted scientifically. Read More

Was the 20 million Covid-19 pay to MPs justified?

It was considered that all the benefiting MPs be incorporated within the respective District COVID-19 task forces as members and those representing special interest groups like Workers MP, National Female Youth MP, PWD was to be absorbed in the Nations task forces where the interventions will be coordinated. Read More

Why workers should organize Labour Day

It was considered that all the benefiting MPs be incorporated within the respective District COVID-19 task forces as members and those representing special interest groups like Workers MP, National Female Youth MP, PWD was to be absorbed in the Nations task forces where the interventions will be coordinated. Read More

SACCOs "vehicle" for Women's rights

The Uganda government through the Ministry of trade, industry and cooperatives is promoting the formation of Saving and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) across the country owing to the fact that they can be effective means through which the poor can achieve economic security and improved quality of life.

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Hon Bakkabulindi calls for transformational leadership

Workers Member of Parliament Hon Charles Bakkabulindi has called on trade union leaders to aspire for transformation in the Labour Movement as opposed to transactional officials. He said a trade union is built on five pillars, Independence, permanent organisations, voluntarism, Continuity and democracy, and that a good leader is the one who will make use of the structures to protect the social economic interests of the members.

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Kenya's Coop bank builds on peace gains in South Sudan

Kenya's Co-operative Bank started 2020 on a sound note re-asserting its trans-formational gains that saw it record Sh10.9bn profit in South Sudan. Sources at the Nairobi based bank revealed that the lender was counting on sustained peace in Juba following peace deals between President Salvar Kiir and his rival Rek Mashal.

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Social media cannot replace traditional media, says experts

The traditional journalism will continue to fulfill its mission despite the competition it faces from social media, participants of the fourth working group at the international conference titled “ Social Media : Challenges and Ways to promote Freedoms and Protect Activists, said.

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Bill seeks to facilitate breast feeding mothers at work

The benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread ranging from supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer

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Justification for Establishment and Management of Markets Bill

Workers Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Namubiru Rwabushaija tabled in the House a Private Members bill titled “ the Establishment and Management of Markets Bill, 2019”. The bill will harmonize operations of markets by putting the ownership into the hands of ordinary citizens as opposed to the current act which vests ownership to only the Central government and Local government authorities, which is unconstitutional.

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Uganda joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day that falls on March 8, 2020. Women in Ugandan will celebrate the day under this year’s theme “ Celebrating 25 years of the 1995 Constitution: Milestones on Promoting Gender equality and Women’s Empowerment in Uganda”.

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Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi's Sports Achievements 2005 - 2019

Sports has proven to be a cost effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development.

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Taking stock of 34 years of NRM Achievements and Challenges

On January26, 2020 the National Resistance Movement (NRM) marks 34 years since it came to power after fighting a five – year protracted war in Luwero bushes against Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) government of President Apollo Milton Obote..

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How Kenya Co-op Bank rose from 1998 bomb terror attacks

When terrorists allied to the Alaquida exploded a 2000 kilogramme bomb targetting US embassy in Nairobi August 8 1998, among buildings extensively damaged in the blast that left 225 civilians killed and 8 American marines dead, were the Cooperative Bank of Kenya 21-floor tower headquarters.

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NOTU petitioners elected on Executive Board

National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) petitioners, who had gone to the “bush” after the December 14, 2018 elections, have accepted positions on the Executive Board ending 12 months of administrative wrangles.

Workers graduation party

Workers Members of Parliament Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, Hon Arinaitwe Rwakajara and Hon Dr Sam Lyomoki, plus Central Organisation of Free Trade Unions (COFTU) Chairman General Mr Milton Tulyareeba were present during a graduation party for National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) Chairman General Mr Usher Wilson Owere and Uganda Markets Union Deputy General Secretary Ms Jesca Mwijuka in Mbarara last month.

Kenyan union urges COTU to arbitrate pay gridlock

Union of Kenya Civil Servants (UKCS) is now sounding alarm over the continued stalemate on revenue allocation to county staff saying Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli should be consulted to use his long and wide experience in trade disputes to help break the gridlock.


Precarious work is a non-standard employment that is poorly paid, insecure, unprotected and cannot support a household. It comprises of the following conditions;
Low wages
Lack of job security
Employees have no say on their working conditions
Employees are usually hired on casual terms.