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Busega- Mpigi Expressway Casual Labourers Strike over Wage Deduction

Kenneth Kabazzi says that his wage was deducted from 15,000 to 9,000 Shillings contrary to what he signed in the contract.
Some Casual Labourers of CCECC on a sit down strike

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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 Billion Shillings.

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.

// Cue in: we are going to start…

Cue out: “… we are going to get," //

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