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NSSF wins Ushs 14b ex – UTL workers court case

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Court of Appeal has quashed a High Court order directing the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to refund Ushs14b,  which is the 10 percent employer contribution for over 900 former employees of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Justice Cheborion Barishaki said  in his ruling that UTL’s application for judicial review before […]

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UPSTU Statement on missed pay enhancement by some science teachers, instructors, tutors and lab technicians

By Our Reporter. We have received complaints from some of our members about the anomalies in the expected pay enhancement for all science teachers, tutors, instructors and Lab Technicians/ Assistants in Schools. We have confirmed that a score of our members are victims of underpayment or missed on the due pay enhancement yet they are […]

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KCCA introduces BRT system to reduce city traffic jams

By Zurah Nakabugo. Kampala Capital City Authority, Roads Supervisor and Maintenance Eng. Andrew Serunjogi, has said, they are working closely with the cabinet to make sure that Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) starts and is able to reduce losses incurred due to traffic jams in the city.  “Through BRT project, we are also introducing special lanes […]

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Theatrical and Domestic Workers Union elects new leaders

By  Lucy Anyango Ekadu. National Union of Theatrical, Domestic and General Workers (NUTDOW) held its extraordinary elective General assembly this month at Nob View hotel, Ntinda. The event was presided over by the Labour Commissioner at Gender, Labour and Social Development (GLSD) Ministry Mr Apollo Ozoma and National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) Chairman General […]

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Understanding Uganda’s Historic Relations with Sultanate of Oman

By Our Reporter. During the reign of Seyyid Said Bin Sultan in Zanzibar, Omani traders travelled deep inside Africa from the African Coast on foot crossing through dangerous swampy landscapes and bushes with high risks of being attacked by wild animals, snakes and insect bites with the aim of trading and spreading Islam.  The Sultanate […]

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Youth empowerment a prerequisite to skills development

By Hon Charles Bakkabulindi Workers’ MP. As Uganda pursues the vision of getting into the middle income category, youth unemployment has remained a major challenge for the country. Providing employment opportunities to the youth is paramount for the country’s economic transformation. A critical mass of youth require employment to increase their incomes and better their […]

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Unemployment effects in Uganda

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli, Female Workers MP. According to ILO, Unemployment is defined as “A situation where in a particular period a person is available for work, is actively seeking for work (paid or self-employment) but is unable to find an opportunity.” In Uganda today, the national unemployment rate stands at 9% of the […]

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Hon Byakatonda calls for workers’ empowerment 

By Our Reporter. Ugandan trade union leaders have been called upon to diversify mid -term and long term development programs in bid to counter unforeseen challenges encountered in their work. The development follows the massive adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that ravaged the world but with the critical effects having been inflicted on the […]

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Uganda halts registration of labour companies

By  Araphat Yawe. Uganda cabinet has halted registration of new labour export companies in until GLSD Ministry provides a report on the measures being taken to enforce  safety and protection of migrant workers. Gender, Labour and Social Development, Minister Hon. Betty Amongi told Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) conference this month at Africana […]

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Speaker directs Prime Minister on plight of teachers

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Speaker of Uganda Parliament, Hon. Anita Among has directed the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister also Leader of Government Business Hon. Robinah Nabbanja to consider taking a final position  on the plight  of  teachers, detailing long term plans by Government in addressing the matter holistically and sustainably. She said there is […]