Teachers in Uganda push ahead with strike

Ugandan primary school teachers demonstrate for pay rise in Kampala.

Teachers in Uganda are continuing with their strike to compel the government to implement a 10% salary increment that was promised to them in 2011.

The teachers who are members of the Uganda Teachers Union (UNATU) have decided to continue with their strike after a negotiation meeting with the government today failed to deliver any acceptable solutions to their grievances.

 The strike began on Monday which was the official oppening day for second term in public schools.

The Uganda National Teachers’ Union (Unatu) announced the strike last week to protest the government’s failure to deliver on the 10 per cent pay raise promise.

The strike, although being observed in some schools but not in others, has disrupted the opening of the second term which officially started on Monday.

 The government has however promised to address the teachers concerns but the teachers have vowed to go on with strike until their demands are met.