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UNATU urges government to pay non-teaching staff

By Norah Mukimba

Added 3rd August 2016 10:23 PM

UNATU pledged to support the non-teaching staff in all public universities and stand with them during this crucial time

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Makerere University senate building

UNATU pledged to support the non-teaching staff in all public universities and stand with them during this crucial time

The Uganda National Teacher’s Union UNATU has today condemned the government’s failure to honor its commitment to clear all the arrears and effect a pay rise to the public universities non-teaching staff.

UNATU pledged to support the non-teaching staff in all public universities and stand with them during this crucial time as they try to voice out their work related challenges that are affecting their welfare as workers.

“The non-teaching staff have the right to demand for their salary so government should sit down with them and find something to do for them because the moment they deny them attention it will result into a bigger strike so the government should pay the workers their salary, ‘’ James Tweheyo UNATU general secretary said during a press briefing held today at Teacher’s House bombo road.

Tweheyo encouraged the government to continue with the discussions and development strategies on how to implement some of its commitments beginning with one of the non-teaching staff and the teacher’s because he knows some teachers mostly those in government schools and universities are not being paid so he wants the government to prioritize the salary issues of the public workers.

Tweheyo further called upon all government agencies, stakeholders and politicians to expeditiously intervene in this matter because this standoff will affect the new students joining these institutions of Higher learning. This press statement comes after the Makerere University non-teaching staff put down their tools on August 1 this year after government failed to effect a rise of shs39bn.

 

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