Local Government Workers Demand Pay Rise

Local Government workers under the Uganda Local Government Workers Union (ULGWA) have asked Government to fulfil its promise of increasing their salaries as promised in the 2020 -21 Financial Year budget

The workers through their General Secretary Hassan Mudiba are concerned over what they call several contradictions in Government’s correspondences regarding salary enhancement.

“For example, an earlier communication stated that Government will not be able to raise Shs. 1,479, 429 Billion to cover salary enhancement for public servants in financial year 2020/21 because of national general elections for 2021″ he said.

Last week, Government through Ministry of Public Service communicated that salary enhancement for all public servants will not be effected in financial year 2020/21 because they have failed to raise Shs. 350 Billion for this purpose due covid19 pandemic, floods and landslides.

Mudiba as such says the local government association is calling for an urgent meeting between Uganda Local Government Workers Union leadership and Ministries of Public Service, Local Government, Finance and Attorney General to sort out this impasse within two weeks.”

He adds that that the Statutory Notice for industrial action given to Government to address the salary enhancement for Local Government Workers effective 8th September, 2020 still stands.

“Should Government ignore this advice, Uganda Local Government Workers Union together with its leadership and entire membership will not be held liable for any eventuality that may arise before, during and after the industrial action.”

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