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ITUC condemns UAE over brutal deportation of African workers

By Our Reporters. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement signed by (ITUC Africa) General Secretary , Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah said using excessive force, […]

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LABOUR

New NSSF Board tasked to safeguard workers’ savings

By Our Reporters. The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon. Matia Kasaija has appointed a new Board of Directors for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for the next three years effective September 01, 2021. The 12th NSSF Board is headed by Dr. Peter Kimbowa, a Corporate Governance and Management expert. Dr Kimbowa, […]

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INTERNATIONAL

NUSOJ condemns Somali police over journalists’ brutality

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the most unequivocal terms, the brutality displayed by the police in Mogadishu, during the arrest of journalists Bashir Mohamud Weheliye, a producer for Goobjoog News, and assault on Guled Abdi Salad of Universal TV on  Sunday September5,  2021.  The two journalists […]

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INTERNATIONAL

Somalia condemn Sudan for violating human and trade union rights

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), as the largest independent trade union federation and  represents the voices and aspirations of its 149,000 members  in the country expresses shock and anger about the unlawful dissolution of the Sudan Workers Trade Union Federation (SWTUF), sector unions and other professional associations. In […]

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LOCAL

UNATU and Science Union clash over salary increments

By Clement Wangira. Uganda Professional Science Teachers Union (UPSTU) has warned that the union shall not tolerant voices that are against government policy on salary increment for science teachers. UPSTU General Secretary  Mr Mugaiga Aron Magambo told the Workers Eye that they were disappointment with trade unionists who are promoting marginalization against the implementation of […]

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LABOUR

Workers MP Dr. Byakatonda delivers 2026 promises in 100 days

By Clement Wangira. Newly elected Workers Member of Parliament Hon Dr Abdulhu Byakatonda, the “anchorman” has assured workers that he has fulfilled significant 2021 – 2026 manifesto promises within first 100 days.  The legislator who, launched a curtain raiser to his manifesto implementation immediately after being elected on January 18, 2021, has been vigorously embarking […]

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POLITICS

WANTED UGANDAN JOURNALIST FLEES AFTER LINKS WITH ADF REBELS

Our Reporter. A Ugandan Journalist is seeking asylum after threats on his life following  links to the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) fighting  to topple the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government. Sources in London say Bukedde Televison News Reporter and Anchor Mr Hussein Mukiibi Wasswa, who went to London ,United Kingdom  to cover an international […]

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POLITICS

Uganda’s 2021 Elections marred by violence and Human Rights abuse

By Yawe Araphat in Kampala. Uganda’s recently concluded elections were characterized by widespread violence and human rights abuses according to Human Rights Watch.  The abuses included killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters and journalists, disruption of opposition rallies, and a shutdown of the internet. Since election campaigns began in November 2020, […]

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HUMANITY

Poor health, hard labour and abuse of prisoners in Uganda prisons

By  Yawe Araphat in Kampala. Inmates in Ugandan prisons are subject to brutal compulsory labor, frequent violence, miserable overcrowding, and disease according to Human Rights Watch in a report examining conditions in 16 prisons throughout the country. Over half of those in Ugandan prisons are in pre-trial detention and may be held for years without […]

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HUMANITY

Policemen should not check women breasts

By Yawe Araphat in Kampala. Women in Uganda have protested against their breasts being checked for bombs at entry points to public places. The protest comes after a directive from the police demanding that womens’ bras should be checked thoroughly. They argue that terrorists are now manufacturing suicide bombs similar to bras. Uganda police counter […]