KANUNGU RDC WARNS SCIENCE TEACHERS AGAINST INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Posted On 11 May 2022
By Kweronda Ambrose
Kanungu RDC Amanyire Mwesigye Ambrose has called on teachers in the district to shun the ongoing nationwide industrial action and serve the community as government resolves their grievances
He was addrsssing journalists yesterday at his office about the on-going strike by science teachers in Kanungu district.
” As schools were opening on 9/May/2022 we received information that some science teachers did not report for duty, even those who reported did not enter classrooms, we followed the matter and of today 73 science teachers in Kanungu district have not paid attention to their duties.
he said that teachers need to appreciate that the government of Uganda is their employer and respects their rights to unite to be together and bargain for better conditions but it’s unfortunate that industrial action affects the vulnerable and innocent.
‘It would be better for factory workers who do enterprise that has nothing to do with the development of a human being” Mwesigye said.
He reminded the teachers that the negotiations are on going between the government and the professional science teachers Union with signs of positive response to their demands, adding that government of Uganda is committed to work on improvement of emoluments of all government workers not only teachers
He appealed to teachers that their profession is empowered both by God and the Country to play a big role in the development of a human being so they should desist from proceeding with the on going industrial action by going back to their classrooms and teach the children of Kanungu.
Amanyire emphasized that the teachers are employees of government not the professional science teachers Union
He concluded by requesting the leaders of the same Union in Kanungu to find a better way of dealing with industrial action rather than continuing to rally teachers against going to do their work.
Yesterday government agreed to raise the salaries of science teachers following their industrial action as second term commences.
The Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, says the Cabinet led by President Museveni Tibuhaburwa has decided to increase the salaries of science teachers and other government scientists.
He said the president had instructed the Treasury to use the funds before the budget was approved.