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Protecting rights of migrants is mandate of ILO and Trade Unions

By Daniel Bakalangudde. mulungidaniels@gmail.com Since migrants work in precarious conditions, it’s the mandate of both International Labour Organization (ILO) and trade unions to safeguard themselves of any kind of abuse. The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director, ILO ROAF, Ms Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon made the remarks during a two-day Inter-Regional Forum on promoting Union to Union […]

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Effects of sexual harassment at workplace

By Sarah Nansikombi. The    effects of sexual    harassment can be categorized into physiological, psychological and in career related effects.  Sexual harassment in employment interferes with work when it is made a condition of employment or created an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. It causes physiological reactions to the person being sexually harassed such as […]

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Motivation is key to increased productivity

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli. Motivation means being guided into action in a manner that makes you feel vigorous and excited or enthusiastic.  When an employer motivates a worker, of course she or he will be activated into action which enables him / her to produce good results that are beneficial to the enterprise / […]

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The history of Minimum Wage in Uganda

By Agatha Namirembe. ArembeUPEU Chairperson Challenges and Solutions Social security is a broad term for the range of financial benefits available to virtually all workers.  It is a formal arrangement concerned with protection against socially recognized conditions including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, survivorship, death among others. Currently, some form of social security exists for […]

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Science teachers’ union plans strike over unpaid salaries

By Nakato Hellen Musoke. The Uganda Professional Science Teachers’ Union (UPSTU) has threatened to go for industrial action for what they called their unresolved longstanding labour grievances. In a four page  notice to Hon Minister for Public Service dated April 22, 2022 and signed by UPSTU National Chairman Mr Vincent Elong and General Secretary Mr […]

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Workers want Markets Bill 2021 implemented    

By  Nakato Hellen Musoke. Workers in public markers have appealed to government to fast  – track implementation of the recently passed Markets Bill 2021. The bill moved by Workers Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru aims at  reforming the law relating  to establishment and control of markets in Uganda. A survey conducted around main […]

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Women should revisit 1995 Beijing plan of action

By Our Reporters. Uganda joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day that falls on March 8, 2022. The National celebrations were held at Kololo Independence grounds under the theme” Gender Equality today for Sustainable tomorrow” President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was the Chief Guest. The International Women’s day became more significant after […]

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Sustainable development goals: has Uganda anything to show?

By Sr. Agatha Namirembe. The United Nations aim towards the SDGs agenda was to transform member countries into prosperous and conducive conditions for everyone.  As a result a number of standards were agreed upon in 2015 in New York where leaders of 193 countries including Uganda signed over 15 sustainable development goals to be accomplished […]

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Workers on importance of International Women’s day

By Our Reporters. Trade union leaders under their labour centres National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) and Central Organization of Free Trade Unions (COFTU)   attended a Pre – International Women’s day conference on March 7, 2022 at Kampala’s Fairway hotel. The one – day event organized by Workers Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru  […]

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WOMEN’S DAY 2022: Milestone on promoting women empowerment

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli Female Workers MP. Women from different trade unions  have been equipped with skills in production of  different economic products so as to improve  performance ,increase on specialized income generating activities among women and improve the livelihoods   in  the labour movement My major focus has been to engage women in the […]