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Local Government Workers Halt Strike

Local Government workers under their umbrella body of Uganda Local Government Workers union (ULGWU) halted their strike mid last week to give Government the last chance to address their grievances

The association chairperson Hassan Mudiba says suspension of the strike followed a request by officials from Ministry of Finance to consult with their bosses in order to come up with a clear position

This was reached in a meeting which was held at the Ministry of Public Service and attended by Minsters on Tom Butime of Local Government, Charles Bakkabulind for Sports, Hon Muruli Mukasa of Public service and Mr Ogwang Emmanuel a senior Economist from Ministry of Finance.

“Government requested for 3 days to consult themselves and so we suspended the industrial action,” Mudiba said.

He says the union will now come up with the final decision on whether to suspend the strike for good or to resume in case they are not satisfied with the decisions from Government.

In July 2019, the Local Government workers gave government an ultimatum of 90 days to provide them with 412 billion shillings to cover salary enhancement of all non-science Local Government and Ministry workers so that it can be included in the 2019/ 2020 supplementary budget

The 90 days elapsed on Wednesday last week.

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