Uganda Local Government Workers Union in a letter dated 13th July 2022 has called for the commencement of industrial action with effect from Midnight Wednesday 13th July, 2022 until government gives a credible commitment to Local Government Workers’ grievances.
The Union threatened to go on strike over continued poor remuneration by government but canceled out their protesting after meeting the minister in charge of public service who promised to have their matter addressed.
Now, after a meeting the Union’s National Executive Board that among other things reviewed government’s commitment No ADM 218/264/01 Vol. 10 of 6th July, 2022 signed by Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, they have decided to strike.
“….the Executive Board agreed with the commencement of industrial action with effect from Midnight Wednesday 13th July, 2022 in accordance with Article 40(3)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 (with Amendments) and all other applicable legislations until Government gives a credible commitment to Local Government Workers’ grievances.” Hassan Lwabayi Mudiba, the Union’s General Secretary said in a letter addressed to its members.
Muruli Mukasa in a July 6 2022 letter to the Union delivered government’s commitment ‘to enhancing the pay of all government workers in a phased manner according to the approved salary pay plan and targets depending on the availability of resources.’