website like this http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The DP president, visit web Norbert Mao has assured teachers that their decision to strike is lawful and government cannot arrest and successfully prosecute any teacher but it can only go on to just intimidate them.
“As a lawyer and someone who wrote his thesis on the legal control of trade unions in Uganda, there is no any way any teacher can be arrested and successfully prosecuted in any courts of law because their move is in the Constitution and in the employment laws of Uganda,” Mao assured teachers.
Mao said it is unacceptable that government has now resorted to intimidating teachers using RDCs and GISOs so as to sabotage their lawful pursuit of what they deserve.”
“We strongly condemn the threats by government against teachers because strikes are normal measures that can be used to bring situations to order,” Mao added.
Mao has therefore cautioned teachers not to give up on the strike but should know that a strike does not yield results immediately but when they persist, they will achieve their goal of salary increase.
This comes at a time when government teachers under their umbrella UNATU have entered a second day with their strike of not teaching until government fulfills the promise made to them of 20 percent of salary increase.