The bill also streamlined the supervision of the 15 trillion shilling fund between the Ministries of Gender and of Finance. The workers, government, and the Gender committee agreed to have the Ministry of Gender supervise the social security aspect, while the Ministry of Finance will be in charge of the finance and investment aspects.
The National Organization of Trade Union (NOTU) says government should lead the fight against corona virus without leaving it to the citizens considering the pandemic implication to the population that even still struggle to access the basic needs .
Kisembo told URN this morning that they managed to arrest twelve workers believed to be the ringleaders of the strike. He says the striking workers wanted to set ablaze the sugar factory, a thing they couldnt tolerate.
The over 500 workers from various departments laid down their tools on Monday this week protesting among other things harsh working conditions, discrimination, Low pay, Illegal dismissal of their colleagues from work and the ongoing rumors that their wages would be reduced
One of the employees told URN on condition of anonymity that the strike started from the Agricultural workshop department last week before spreading to employees in other departments on Monday morning.
Julius Hakiiza, the Albertine Region Spokesperson, says they deployed the Airport construction site in Kabaale in Buseruka Sub County after receiving information that the workers were planning to strike because of nonpayment for two months.
Liu Lei, the project manager Shandong Taikai Power Engineering Company limited, told URN that his office paid Shillings 40M to the sub-contractor, Fred Katumba to clear the workers pay and wonders why he didnt pay them.
According to Tugume, he was extracting tin from a pit in Rwamwire in Mwerasandu in Ntungamo district in 2015 when it caved in and injured him. Tugume says he was rescued and rushed to health Center IV and later to Rubaare Health Center IV before he was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital.
Early this year, the Ministry of Public Service issued guidelines banning sleeveless, transparent and tight clothing for non-uniformed officers in Public Service. Public Service Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire said that the guidelines were in line with the Public Service Standing Orders.
Reverend Dr. Medard Rugyendo, the Principal Bishop Barham University College Kabale, downplays the resignation of the lecturers, saying it is normal, adding that those who are ready to serve will fill the gaps.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale LC V Chairman, says he is tired of complaints of non- payment by the workers of Kigezi Highland Tea Company. He has promised to intervene and ensure the workers are paid their wages soon.
In Mbarara Municipality, the cleaners, and garbage collectors at Kekombe garbage dumping site in Kakiika division use bare hands and sometimes light polyethylene material to sort garbage. The unsorted garbage is usually a collection of rotting food waste, broken glass, plastics, used needles, dangerous metals, wood and sometimes liquid waste, among others.
Many workers believe that Labour Day is reserved for the so-called highly skilled professional workers. A coffin maker like Brian Luwaga says that he only knows his labour is appreciated if a client is happy.