Non-teaching staff insist on salary increment-Hold strike

The non-teaching university staff strike has taken to day eight as they continues to demand for their arrears and salary increment.

The non-teaching staff members laid down their tools due to outstanding arrears and failure to fulfill a promise made to them by the president.

The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni made efforts to convince them to carry on their duties in a meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday in vain.

The Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija said that the 28 billion being demanded in arrears by workers was not budgeted for but plans to include it in the supplementary budget are underway.

However, speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni said she expects the strike to subside on Thursday and the normal running of the institutions will resume.

The current situation at hand continues to cripple the running of the institutions in the aspect of delaying the programs that ought to transpire in the different institutions and it continues to frustrate students, the teaching staff and the public at large.

Janet Museveni said that their salary arrears will be cleared by Thursday so that they resume work as the discussions for their salary increment is underway.

The non-teaching staff however insist and vow not to pick up their tools and work unless the terms for their salary increment are conclusively discussed.

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