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UNATU Declines To Call Off Strike Despite Reconsideration Request By The President

By Shadrach Bethel,

The Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) has resolved to continue with its industrial action despite calls for reconsideration at a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni.

Last week, UNATU announced an indefinite strike under the slogan “All Teachers Matter” in their quest for pay equity and harmonization among teachers of various subjects, support workers, and school administrators at all levels of education.

With over 120,000 teachers refusing to attend lessons in the past three working days, the government hurriedly called for dialogue and a meeting was arranged to find a quick solution,
On Saturday, UNATU leadership met with President Museveni in the presence of Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials to discuss the matter at hand.

Filbert Baguma, the Union’s Secretary-General, noted that all along, the government has been underrating their concerns thinking that they will be coerced. He further emphasized that this time around they are determined and looking for results.