Janet intervenes in University staff strike

The striking non-teaching staff members of public universities have finally agreed to meet the minister of education and sports Janet Kataaha Museveni.

The meeting which is underway at the Office of the Prime Minister has in attendance over 2000 nonteaching staff members from public universities.

The strike in question started from non-teaching staff of Makerere University laying down their working tools and urging their colleagues all over the country to follow suit demanding that they be paid their outstanding arrears and the government promise of salary increment be fulfilled.

This has intercepted the academic year’s programme as public universities that were bound to start on 6th August were not open and the opening date was drastically extended.

Additionally, the situation at hand has greatly affected the normal running of the institutions since the people on strike play a vital role in the administration.

The non-teaching staff members had earlier on refused to attend any meetings in the bid to amicably come to an agreement about the issue at hand and their only condition to resume duty was financial contentment.

The group has however agreed to a meeting and it is currently underway.

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