Legislators Concerned over Selective Salary increments

By Racheal Nakassi


Some members of Parliament representing workers have warned that the selective salary increment for teachers may affect those left out negatively.

Government recently released the list of selected civil servants whose salaries have been increased in the financial year 2018/19 catering mainly those in science related fields leaving out those in the humanities field.

Addressing a news conference at Parliament Margret Rwobushaija the MP representing workers said that this kind of increment is going to demoralize teachers especially those teaching arts.

She added that government has also bleached its policy that set the salary structure whereby all government workers doing the same job be paid a similar salary structure.

Kunihira Agnes another workers MP noted that considering this increment, it just shows that government has no will to fight corruption because the underpaid civil servants will continue to engage in corruption for survival.

She noted that with this little pay by government to its workers it also makes it difficult for workers unions to agitate for better pay to Ugandans working in the investors companies appealing to government to pass the minimum wage bill

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