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UPC calls for respect, value for workers 

By Sandra Kyalitesa

Added 2nd May 2020 11:06 AM

“The party advises the Government and employers to know the gaps if any available before slapping a wage cut of the worker," says UPC official.

UPC calls for respect, value for workers 

Lawrence Okae

“The party advises the Government and employers to know the gaps if any available before slapping a wage cut of the worker," says UPC official.

 
The Uganda People's Congress (UPC) has urged employers to respect and value workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and as the country marked Labour Day.
 
Lawrence Okae, the UPC national chairman, said it would be important to evaluate, reflect and do the math prudently to know the gaps available before slapping a wage cut on the workers.
 
"The party advises the Government and employers to know the gaps if any available before slapping a wage cut of the worker who even as of now has not received any relief from the burden currently facing them," Okae said. 
 
Okae noted that it was important to tread carefully as regards the wage earnings of workers during this time when the country is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Okae in a Friday statement said this was the best period to give support and show love to workers since they are the backbone of the Country's economy.
 
UPC further appreciated the Government upon its quick decision of developing a budgetary provision to cater for the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
"The Government asked for a supplementary budget and Parliament passed it. The Government made appeals and the international community led by European Union stood in handy with some handsome grant," Okae said.
 
"Individuals of goodwill, local and international business men have contributed substantially. We also know that the Government has been at its best in handling the pandemic and there's general hope that its impact may not be as destructive as was anticipated," Okae added.

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