CITY mayor John Ssebaana Kizito has opposed the registration of the health workersâ€™ union outside the existing union of Kampala City Council (KCC) workers, reports Florence Nakaayi.
Ssebaana, while addressing a weekly press briefing yesterday, said health workers should vacate KCC premises because their demands are illegal.
â€œThe law says that you cannot register or recognise another trade union in an institution when there is an existing one,â€ he said. He said if health workers did not want to be part of the union of KCC workers, the Uganda Public Employeesâ€™ Union (UPEU), they were free to join another union.
The National Organisation of Trade Unions secretary general, L.O. Ongaba, said in a May 10, 2002 letter to the Medical Workersâ€™ Union, â€œWe have industrial and not craft unions and this means that all workers in KCC should be under one union, UPEU.â€