Teachers Go On Strike

sales geneva;”>The teachers last week announced that they would not report for duty at the start of the new term which opened today Monday, information pills saying government has turned a deaf ear on the teachers’ demand of the 20 percent salary increment.

UNATU officials said “teachers are not going to rusumen work until this matter is resolved. The children are still stranded in classes and compounds.”


Chimp Corp Ritah Nabulya says “the children here at Bat Valley Primary School are in classes playing without any one to teach them.” ,

According to Moses Nsereko Ssebuliba, a teacher in Lwengo district, the schools are closed in the area.

He, however, notes that “in some schools like Blessed Sacrament Kimaanya, and Police Children’s schools in Masaka, the RDC have started threatening their head teachers of grave consequences if they do not open the schools.”

“We are calm and we shall not be intimidated by the so called RDCs because our victory is coming,’’ stressed David Livingstone a teacher in Mbale district.

“The government agreed to finance the essential sectors like transport, defence, health and the parliament and the remaining Shs 243bn would be given to the teachers,” said Tweheyo.

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Teachers in other areas like Arua district and Kabale also remained at home.

UNATU has vowed that there is no change in their position as the industrial strike has to go on.

According to James Tweheyo, the UNATU General Secretary, government had agreed to finance the essential sectors like defence, health, transport and Parliament after which a surplus of Shs243 bn would be used to raise teachers’ salaries.

He therefore noted that government’s failure to fulfill its promise is the reason teachers are not reporting for duty.

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