CAA Staff Vow Strike Over Pay

The top managers of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been put in the spotlight following reports that over 500 employees have worked for months without receiving their extra work allowances.


According to one staff who spoke on condition of anonymity, he alleges that they haven’t received their payment for working during night shift since February-2015 yet the managers increased their salaries by 30%.

The CAA Human Resource Manual provides for payment of Shs250,000 monthly for each staff that works on a night shift .

According to the staff, management has not explained why their money isn’t being paid.

They said they were contemplating laying down their tools in protest.

They revealed that upon the bosses’ landing on the strike information one of the managers known as Osinde threatened to fire them, an accusation the CAA communications manager, Ignie Igundura rubbished.

“No single staff makes a decision to fire any employee; dismissal is a matter of board and management. We have a disciplinary committee that hadles all these cases and if dismissals are made, they are based on CAA regulations and the international labour law,” he said.

However, he acknowledged the fact that the employees haven’t been paid but denied reports that the top managers had their salaries increased.

He explained that, “It is not true that the top managers increased their salary by 30%, we do not just increase our salaries. We are regulated by the Ministry of Works and Transport and they are the ones to approve the salary increments.”

He noted that the Authority is undergoing a scrutinizing process of all their Human resource personnel which he said caused the delay in payment.

“Of course, there are people who are scared that they might lose their jobs after this exercise is complete, that is why they are scared. They should not worry about their money, we shall pay all the money as soon as the exercise is complete,” he said.