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By Afayo Shadrach Bethel

Local government workers under their umbrella, the Uganda Local Government Workers Union have commenced their industrial action to compel the government to enhance their salaries.

In his July 13, 2022 letter to ULGWU members, the Union Secretary-General Hassan Lwabayi Mudiba, says that they decided to lay down their tools after noticing the government’s failure to address their grievances.

As required by law, the union gave the government notice of their planned strike in June of this year.

ULGWU officials demanded that the government puts the commitment in writing and also asked the government to commit to including the salary enhancement in the budget call circular for the financial year 2023/2024.

However, in his letter, the Minister of Public Service Wilson Muruli Mukasa shied away from addressing the commitments and rather plainly stated that the government was committed to enhancing the salaries of the local government workers and when this would take effect.