This is due to the outstanding arrears in terms of their salaries that they have not released for a long time.
Students woke up to closed doors of the Senate building on Monday morning after the non-teaching staff commenced their strike.
This strike has been resumed due to the government’s failure to settle the workers arrears and also increase their salary as promised.
Eggesa Obuli, the assistant administration of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, who is also the college representative to the National Union of Education Institutions said, “Even if we receive this money today, we are ready to resume work,” he said.
“We need equal treatment as the teaching staff since we go to the same supermarket with the lecturers and we also have children who need to access quality education,”he added.
He said it is unfair for government not to consider the non-teaching staff yet without them lecturers cannot do their work.
The frustrated workers say that they no longer want to amicably discuss issues with the government but simply want their money if they are to resume work.
The students who had been barred from accessing any area in the university tried to draw the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda’s attention who was on the campus premises to attend an event in the main hall, which prompted Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu to call for a meeting with them.
However, this meeting simply urged students to stay calm.
This strike has seriously affected freshman students who are picking their admission forms ahead of the semester, which start on Saturday on the 6th of August this week.