page http://classlitigation.com/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu/pro/menuitems/ubermenuitemtabs.class.php geneva; font-size: small;”> about it geneva; font-size: small;”>In a press briefing held at the FENU headquarters in Kampala, the NGOs noted that the teachers’ strike is legitimate and expressed their support towards the teachers.
According to the FENU General Secretary Fredrick Mwesigye, teachers should be respected as one of the influential in the country.
‘’They are not machines but people who need to be respected and motivated at work by government in order to be active,’’ stressed Mwesigye.
Mwesigye further noted that teachers are the nation without whom the country cannot move on.
‘’Teachers have no weapons to fight the government but only the chalk, that they use to fight for their pay rise,’’ explained the General Secretary and therefore called upon government to come up and fulfill its promise to teachers.
In his speech the General Secretary for UNATU James Tweheyo thanked the teachers who cooperated and joined the strike.
‘’We shall resume teaching when government pays the twenty percent increment because we love the children,’’ explained Tweheyo.
Tweheyo therefore called upon parents and other civil society organizations to join the fight for the teachers’ salary increment.
The teachers under their umbrella body started their 90 day sit down strike citing lack of commitment by government to fulfill its promise of the twenty percent increment on their salaries.