Lecturers at Makerere University law school have called off their strike following a meeting with the university management over their allowances.
On Monday, law lecturers laid down their tools demanding a review of the 70 percent salary incentive, which led to the scraping of their allowances. It came after Makerere University lecturers laid down their tools last month demanding for a 100 percent pay rise.
Following the strike, the Makerere University management set up a committee to review the internal revenues and give the lecturers a pay rise.
The committee resolved to pool all allowances and distribute them as a 70% salary increment across the board to all lecturers. However, the decision didn’t do down well with law lecturers especially those who conduct evening lectures. They argued that despite teaching more hours, they are paid less.
As a result, the lecturers laid down their tools to compel the university management to review and restore their allowances.
On Thursday morning, Makerere University management had a meeting with the academic board of the law school, where it was agreed that both parties start negotiations to restore special allowances for law lecturers on the evening program. As part of the negotiations, the lecturers also agreed to call off the strike and resume evening lectures.
Harriet Musinguzi, the spokesperson Makerere law school confirmed the development saying negotiations are still ongoing.
She says the dean of the law school has communicated the position to all lecturers adding that, they are ready to resume lectures pending the outcomes of the negotiations.