Workers’ MPs drafting biting amendments against sexual harassment in the employment act

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Hon. Agnes Kunihira in blue dress poses with UJA executive. photo by Ronald Kabuye

By Ronald Kabuye
In a move to fight against sexual harassment at work places, Members of parliament representing workers and platform for labor action are drafting an amendment in the employment act no. 6 2006 to protect all workers against sexual harassment.
According to the female workers’ MP Agnes Kunihira the amendment is aimed at protecting all workers against sexual violence as opposed to the selected few.
The current employment act doesn’t protect less than 40 people working for an organization or company since its only those with over 40 employees that are mandated to set up a committee to address sexual harassment related issues.
“the current law doesn’t protect an individual or few individuals working for persons or companies which to us is unfair.
We need a cross cutting and all protective law against sexual harassment thus the amendment we are drafting.” said Hon. Kunihira
Kunihira revealed this while meeting leaders of Uganda Journalists Association UJA at her office after they raised the issue of sexual violence at work places.

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