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Today in History, January 13, 1962

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th January 2012 02:33 PM

The strike by the workers of Uganda Cement Industries at Tororo was called off following a series of discussions, between the Management and the Branch of the Executive Committee of the Cement and Allied Workers’ Union.

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The strike by the workers of Uganda Cement Industries at Tororo was called off following a series of discussions, between the Management and the Branch of the Executive Committee of the Cement and Allied Workers’ Union.

A joint statement issued by both the Management and the Union Executive said that the Union advised the strikers to return to work immediately and they did so.

The statement said that the Union Executive disclaimed responsibility of the strike because no reasons had been given whatsoever, or approach made to, by the strikers although it appeared that they were concerned about redundancy.

Those who reported for duty were paid as normally and there was no victimization of those who striked.  

Did you know?

Following independence in 1962, consecutive Governments adopted formal education strategies which began with a four-year plan (1963-1966) that emphasized secondary and higher education in the spirit of what was then called “manpower development”, and this was followed in the second five-year plan (1966-1971). The latter plan was interrupted by a change of policy in 1969, denoted as a shift to socialism. The third five-year plan (1971-1976) continued the previous emphasis on secondary education, with a change of orientation in 1975 towards indigenization and rural development. The end of warfare in 1986 was followed by the rehabilitation programme (1988-1991), which started rebuilding educational infrastructure.

Today in History, January 13, 1962

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