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UNATU to meet Minister of Finance – Margaret Rwobushaija

UNATU to meet Minister of Finance – Margaret Rwobushaija

UNATU chairperson Margaret Rwobushaija informed the press that they are meeting the Minister of Finance to forge a way forward but insisted that the teachers’ strike continues despite the growing intimidation arrests of members in various districts with Kabale sighted to be the leading districts with leaders having such poor acts. The striking teachers under their umbrella body […]

Why are government schools closed? MPs ask Parliament

Why are government schools closed? MPs ask Parliament

Parliament has been tasked to explain why teachers in government schools are not teaching yet the term begun on Monday 18th May. Ekanya Geoffrey (MP Tororo County) rose on a matter of national importance and inquired why children in public schools had not yet started studying, while their counterparts in private schools had resumed. “Children of the […]

Government accuses MP of sponsoring rioters

  The Member of Parliament for Kalungu East Joseph Sewungu is in trouble after the government got intelligence information that he has received money from Uganda’s enemies to sponsor teachers strike. Sources in Uganda government told our informers that Sewungu reportedly got some money recently from Rwanda to run the national teachers strike starting on […]

Ministry of education insists on dialogue with teachers over strike

The Ministry of Education insists President Yoweri Museveni’s remarks that increasing teachers salaries will be subversive to national development should be appreciated. The Spokesperson of the ministry Aggrey Kibenge says the ministry will continue negotiating with teachers about their grievances but they should also appreciate the challenges the government is currently facing. He adds that […]

Uganda teachers to go strike despite warning from President Museveni

The MP for Karungu west Gonzaga Sewungu has said that president’s statements will not stop teacher’s industrial action but instead will fuel it. Addressing journalists at parliament Sewungu said that teachers are determined to go strike starting on 27th as long as government continues to use such language. Sewungu says that government has enough money to […]

Uganda Students threaten to strike on august 1st

The government is facing yet another threat of a possible strike this time from students. Students under their umbrella Uganda National Students  Association (UNSA) have set 1stAugust as an ultimatum date for government to react on their demands and if fails they will conduct a peaceful demonstration. Among demands include installation of lightening rods on every […]

Teachers give government ultimatum over salary increment demands

Teachers have given the government two weeks to improve their welfare and working conditions or else they go on strike. The teachers through the national teachers union are demanding for 100% increase on all their salaries with the lowest teacher to earn 546000 shillings a month. They also want an increase in the pay as […]

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