Primary teacher in Kasese district under the Uganda National Teachers’ Union – UNATU have announced a sit down strike with effect from June 15, 2022 should the government fail to give them a satisfactory feedback on issues pertaining to their salary increment.
Addressing the media on Monday in Kasese town, Mr. Joshua Bwambale, the UNATU Chairperson fin-charge of Municipality, who also doubles as the Deputy Head teacher for Buhunga Primary School in Bulembia Division stressed that every year, government has been notified about the issue of salary increment but in vain, a reason why they want to hold a sit down strike.
According to him, everything has been finalized for them to lay down their tools with effect Wednesday June 15, 2022 until government agrees to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement without discrimination.
He explained that because they play a vital role, they need better working conditions like other government employees.
Sam Bwambale, the acting UNATU Chairperson for Kasese District revealed that they feel unhappy to see other government employees considered for salary increment at the expense of the teachers who have always decried of low pay.
He appealed to his fellow teachers to make sure that they fulfill their resolution come June 15, 2022.
However, the two leaders explained there was still room for UNATU to carry out further negotiations with government.
When contacted, the Kasese Municipal Education Officer, Mr. Emmy Mwesige Kayiri acknowledged receipt of the letter from the teachers expressing interest to lay down their tools if their request is not worked upon by government.