By Jumah Kakomo
Approximately 600 Uganda clays limited (UCL) employees have on Tuesday laid down their tools in protest of poor working conditions.
Employees led by Mike Buyondo, revealed some of the reasons which forced them to trigger off the strike such as managements’ failure to pay salary to the workers, denying employees’ freedom of association in trade union, deliberate refusal to respond to union leaders’ communication by Uganda clays limited, non payment of workers’ overtime, tendering a company, among others adding that they are paid UGX9,000, on a daily basis but have now spent three weeks without earning a single coin ahead of Christmas.
He said, they want UCL to expeditiously address their problems including salary increment from UGX9,000 to at least 15,000 daily and to immediately expel their human resource manger Peter Kiwanuka whom they accused of hostility if they are to resume their normal work.
George Inholo managing director UCL, highlighted that, they are ready and willing to negotiate with their employees thus appealing them to stay calm as the management is gets a long sustainable solution.
Meanwhile Hillary, the DPC kajansi police said their heavy deployment is aimed at calming down the situation.