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Teachers demand for Ushs 20b covid-19 recovery funds

By Our Reporters. Uganda celebrated this year’s International Teachers  Day on October 5, 2021 virtually with all the Labour unions in the Educational sector organizing their low key activities. Professional Science Teachers Union (UPSTU) said in their statement that World Teachers’ International Day is held annually on 5th October to celebrate all teachers around the […]

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PSI unions want gov’t to expedite ratification of ILO C190

By Clement Wangira. Trade Unionists, women rights’ activists and the academia have urged Uganda government to expedite the process of ratification of Iinternational Labour Organisation Convention 190 on ending Gender Based Violence and sexual harassment in the world of work. This was during the stakeholders meeting for trade unionist, civil society and government officials on […]

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Probe of 500 ghost workers at Moi hospital

By James Wafula in Nairobi. There have been at least 500 ghost workers appearing on payroll earning regular salaries since 2013 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. According to EACC, and DCI detectives the syndicate was uncovered following a thorough audit and head count conducted independently. Now both present and past directors, […]

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Kenyans want Atwoli to intervene on workers enslaved

By James Wafula In Nairobi. Industrial area casual workers employed in different factories have accused employers of subjecting them to inhuman treatment and “slave wages” for nine hours of back breaking labour.  The workers who spoke to Workers Eye on condition they are not named include drug manufacturing firms, laboratory equipment, gas cylinders, BAT, biscuit […]

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IndustriAll warns non – compliant employers on union activity

By Our Reporters. IndustriAll members have warned stubborn Non – compliant employers in the country who are frustrating trade union activities hence violating workers’ rights with impunity. The members sounded the warning during their September 29, 2021 meeting. This followed a Press conference to announce their position after communication from Labour Director at Gender, Labour […]

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Labour Ministry introduces new service fees for unions

By Our Reporter. Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (GLSD) have introduced new service fees and also revised existing fees levied on services offered to Labour unions in the country. According to Statutory Instruments 2020 No.1 section 58 of the Labour Unions Act 2006 and Regulation 24 of the Labour Unions (Registration) regulations […]

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Trade union values and ideologies

By Agatha Namirembe. Trade unions were creations of industrialization and modern industrial conditions. Trade union originated out of the necessity of workers to protect and defend themselves from exploitation, injustice and wrong imposed upon them by the employer or the management of the concern. Workers seeking a common solution of their problems of living formed […]

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Hon Kunihira wants unions to fight Gender Based Violence

By  Our Reporter. Female Workers Member of Parliament Hon Agnes Kunihira has called on trade unions  to  unite and take  in ending Gender Based Violence (GBV). She said for a long time victims of GBV have been hiding their afflictions while their close associates also downplayed the vice. The Legislator said time has come for […]

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NSSF ready to pay Ushs 500b next month in midterm access

By Our Reporters. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has said it is ready to pay-out to savers eligible for the midterm benefits starting next month if the NSSF Amendment Bill 2021 is enacted into law. NSSF Managing Director Mr  Richard Byarugaba said the fund is finalising a shift in the Fund system to allow […]

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NSSF declares 12.15% interest to savers

By Our Reporters. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has announced  a 12.15 percent interest payment to its members for the Financial Year 2020/21.  This is an increase from the 11.3 previous paid up having dropped from 15 per cent in 2018. Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija said the current interest rate, equivalent to UshS1.52 […]