Thursday, August 22, 2019
Business At Public Universities Still Down After Strike Called Off

Despite being directed and consenting with the president of Uganda to resume work, there is hardly any business at the public universities after a period of tools down strike of workers and lecturers of the public university over government failure to fulfil its pledge of pay raise.

All government universities consented to go on sit down strike until the salary of a professor is an increase from Shs 9 million to Shs 15 million.

While in meeting with the president at the statehouse Entebbe, the president said that he was not aware that the pay raise had not yet been affected as he directed Eli Katunguka the head of the vice-chancellors of the public universities.

While traversing some of the public universities, it plain that business is still slow, Beitiham Jackson the chairperson of the public university staff association explained.

He blamed the issue of the president not being aware of their status on their leaders that do not allow them to meet the president.

Katunguka added that the strike did not paralyze business at the universities.

The lecturers and the staff of public university went on sit down strike even after the government had rendered them Shs 15 billion, which they said that it was too little. However it is not known when they will be getting the increment, despite accepting to return to work, the president did not give them a specific time frame.





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