None teaching staff of Kyambogo University have resolved to lay down their tools effective midnight on Sunday.
None teaching staff of Kyambogo University have resolved to lay down their tools effective midnight on Sunday. The decision to stage the strike was reached in a meeting convened this afternoon at the university. The workers accuse the university administration of failing to review the terms and conditions of their work including revising the salaries of all university staff.
They argue that mid this year ministry of Education set up a committee to investigate the cause of strikes in universities. They alleged that the committee completed its work and made some recommendations but the university administration refused to give them a copy of the recommendations. They claim that the committee recommended a review of the terms and conditions of all university workers including none teaching staff and also increase their salaries.
Today, the workers resolved to lay down their tools of work to force the university administration to provide them a copy of the recommendations from the review exercise and revise their salaries just like its was done to teaching staff. They resolved to stay away from the university effective Sunday midnight until all their demands are met by the university management.
At the meeting Julius Bahemuka, the Branch Chairman Kyambogo University Union of Education Institution Staff read to the members a copy of an anonymous letter from the university staff addressing issues to do with NSSF and retirement benefits instead, issues they didn’t raise.
Bahemuka appealed to the members to stick together to ensure that their demands are met. Kyambogo University has not yet reacted to the demands of the workers as none of the officials could be reached by URN as all the offices were closed.