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 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.
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.