BREAKING: Teachers, Gov't Sign New Agreement


more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) leaders are currently signing an agreement with senior officials in the Ministry of Finance and Education in which the latter will commit government to raise the teachers’ salaries in a specific period of time.

purchase geneva;”>UNATU General Secretary, decease James Tweheyo told this website on Wednesday that the outcome of today’s meeting will determine whether the teachers will continue their strike or return to classes.

“After signing the agreement, I will call UNATU executive to sit and decide on this industrial action,” said Tweheyo.

Observers are likely to conclude that an agreement agreeable to UNATU could mark the end of the ten-day teachers’ strike that has paralysed the education system in the country and put at stake the students’ performance in the upcoming final exams.

Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo today morning said the teachers had ended their strike, a statement that is yet to be confirmed by UNATU.

UNATU and government officials are expected to reveal the terms of the new agreement at the Media Centre at 1:30pm.

“Government appreciates UNATU’s call off of the strike. Government is open and discussions are the good way forward,” said Opondo.

Teachers last Monday laid down their tools, protesting government’s failure to implement a Memorandum of Understanding with President Yoweri Museveni that provided for the increase of their salaries by 20 percent.

Opondo said government requests teachers who have been absent to work doubly hard on lost time after the end of the “needless” strike.


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