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Kinyara Sugar Works Strike Called Off

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
Workers of Kinyara Sugar works limited have called of a sit-down strike.

On Monday, 500 workers from various departments laid down their tools protesting among other things harsh working conditions, discrimination, low pay and illegal dismissal of their colleagues.

The workers also accused the company's senior Human resource officer, Moses Kabila of arrogance.

Kirunda Magola, the communications officer, Kinyara sugar works limited says that management will look into some of the grievances of the workers. He says that the workers have accepted to call off the strike and resumed work on Friday.  

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirms to URN that calm has returned at the Factory after the Company management agreed to settle the workers' grievances amicably.

In 2014, workers at the same Company laid down their tools protesting delayed payments among other things.

Last month, the company announced that it was stuck with more than 18000 tons of sugar because of distortions in the sugar prices in the country. According to company officials, the sugar stock has been piling since November last year.

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