Tuesday 16 January 2018

Ugandan judicial officers call off strike as gov't announces salary increase

Ugandan judicial officers call off strike as gov't announces salary increase
(Xinhuanet 12/12/17)

Judicial officers in Uganda have suspended their strike against low pay after the government announced plans to increase salaries of all public servants.
Solomon Muyita, the spokesperson of the judiciary told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday that the judges and judicial officers under their umbrella organization, Uganda Judicial Officers Association on Monday voted to halt their strike until February 12, 2018.
"The members agreed to suspend the strike to wait and scrutinize the proposed new salary structures," said Muyita.
The government on Monday announced a Cabinet decision for salary enhancement for all categories of public servants in the country to ensure equity and fairness.
Minister of public service Muruli Mukasa said all the health workers, scientists, judicial officers, lower level soldier cadres, police officers, prison officers, primary and secondary school teachers will benefit from the first batch of the salary enhancement starting next financial year, 2018/2019.

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