More than 100 casual workers of the Busega- Mpigi expressway have
laid down their tools protesting the deduction of their wages.
The labourers who are employed by the China Civil Engineering Construction
Corporation-CCECC on Monday
morning stormed the company offices at Katende in Mpigi district demanding for a quick
response to their grievances.
CCECC was contracted to construct the 23.7km expressway at 547
Kenneth Kabazzi says that his wage was deducted from 15,000 to 9,000
Shillings contrary to what he signed in the contract.
// “abazimbi katugambe...
Cue out: .. okutuuka okusala ezafe?” //
Patrick Ahaba a truck driver says that he was shocked when his wage was reduced
from 20,000 Shillings to 13,000 Shillings. He also wants the workers’ union to intervene
in the matter.
// “Cue in: for example for…
Cue out: .. deep there in the village,” //
Rita Namatovu, says that the company decided to
reduce their wage from 12,500 to 6,000 Shillings.
She adds that their lunch fees were also deducted from 2,500 to 1,900 Shillings
and house allowance from 35,000 to 15,000 Shillings.
// “Cue in: tukolera essente…
Cue out: .. tulyoke twekalakaase,” //
However, the company lawyer Hillary Ahimbisibwe says that they are
carrying out investigations into the matter.