Makerere University Staff have resolved to go on a sit down strike effective midnight until government fulfills their demand of the 100% salary increment.
This has been resolved today Tuesday from a general assembly among est Makerere University employees to discuss away forward their 100% salary increment this financial year.
“We cannot continue working for peanuts in a university which is ranked the fourth best in Africa. We deserve better,” declared Dr Mohammad Kiggundu, chairman of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (Muasa)
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Makerere University staff had earlier warned the institution’s management that they will not teach unless council honors their salary increment pledge. The first semester starts on August 17.
Council, the highest decision making body, promised that salaries of both teaching and non-teaching staff would be increased in the new financial year. However, the staff are now skeptical since a salary increment wasn’t allocated in the national Budget in June.
More details to follow