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Parliamentary canteen workers strike over no pay

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Over 25 workers attached to parliamentary canteen have laid down their tools protesting nonpayment of their salaries ranging from 7-8 months. The workers accuse their manager of Ninats investment Limited ,Veronica Katusiime, who wooed them from other restaurants and hotel around Kampala with a promise that they would be given a better pay but to-date none of them have been paid the money.
One of the workers who preferred anonymity says that most of them have been chased away from their houses for lack of rent, and others prefer to  sleep at parliament for fear of their Landlords.
Workers’ MP Arinaitwe Rwakajara says he is preparing a petition to Parliament over the matter because this non payment taints the image of Parliament and he pledges to push the matter to industrial court so that justice is done.
The workers are allegedly demanding 50 million shillings from the owner of Ninats investment Limited.

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