Industrial Court Commences Work

The Industrial Court has today Monday started work with its first session outside Kampala.

The judges of this court Asaph Ruhindi Ntengye and Linda Tumusiime are now sitting at Masaka High Court where they are to handle 17 cases arising out of unresolved labor disputes.

This court which is under the Ministry of Gender, clinic   Labor and Social development was established in 1960’s but for a long time it has been dormant until of recent in 2014  when it was revived.

According to this court’s registrar Sylvia Nabaggala, this such regional sessions will be held per quarter so as to bring justice closer to people who may not be able to travel to Ntinda-Kampala where the court is currently situated.

Industrial court is composed of 2 High court  judges and 3 panelists with an aim of handling  cases of unlawful termination of workers, non-payment of employees’ gratuity and terminal benefits among other labor related dispute.

The court session in Masaka is scheduled to take 21 days from today.



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