KCC Workers Threaten to Strike on Monday

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Over 1000 Kampala City Council workers are threatening to down their tools on Monday next week over none payment of their salaries. Trouble for the KCC workers started early this month, the mayor Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, blocked all city council accounts to protest the reinstatement of Ruth Kijjambu, as town clerk. Kijjambu is the principal signatory to all KCC accounts. As a result of the Mayor's action about 1043 KCC workers have not been paid since July. Moses Waidha, secretary Uganda Public Employers Union KCC branch says that the working conditions at KCC have deteriorated because the workers are demoralized. // Cue in: "And of course ..... Cue out: ........without money." // Waidha says that they have held several meeting with councilors and technical staffs to address their concerns in vain. Brian Ssegawa, member of the Uganda Employers Union advises Ssebagala and Kijambu not to drag their differences in KCC business. He advices the mayor to attach Kijambu's salary instead of paralyzing all council works. The workers says that unless they are paid immediately they will start a sit down strike on Monday to the draw the attention of the concerned authorities.


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