Gov’t Secures Shs120bn For Teachers Salary Raise


drug geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to the government deputy Chief Whip, Hon. David Bahati, the government of Uganda collected Shs 900bn in the last financial year, Shs 120bn of which will go to teachers’ salary increment.

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Bahati made the remarks while popularising President Yoweri Museveni’s sole party candidature in Ndorwa west constituency.

According to Bahati, government collected the said amount through taxes generated from airtime, tobacco, among others.

“Government has allocated Shs 120b to teachers’ salary increment and Shs 400bn to other civil servants,” he explained.

Teachers across the country last year laid down their tools after the government failed to honour the backdated salary increment promise.

This came after civil servants had signed a pay increase deal that would see the least paid government worker getting a $79 salary increment which would have seen the lowest paid government employee (Grade B1) getting $375 up from $297, a month.

On June 25, the UNATU National Executive Council unanimously decided to undertake the strike action if the government refused to honour its obligation and commitment.

UNATU sent a notice to the national organisation of trade unions, an umbrella body of workers in Uganda comprising 20 affiliated unions, threatening industrial action against government for breaching the 2011 agreement.

The agreement provided for a 50 percent raise payable in three instalments, 15% in 2012/13, 20% 2013/14 and 15% in 2014/15.

However, the government met with UNATU leaders led by its Secretary General, Julius Tweheyo, and resolved that teachers go back and teach as the government settled their matters.


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