Return to work or get fired- Gov’t tells striking Nurses

The government of Uganda through the Minister for Public Service Wilson Muruuli Mukasa has warned all allied professional health workers, nurses and midwives to immediately end the ongoing strike over salary or risk getting fired.

Yesterday, Minister Mukasa issued a statement regarding the matter. He said “In this regard, government is calling upon all allied professional health workers, nurses and midwives to report to duty by Monday, 30May, 2022. By failing to do so, they will be considered as having abandoning duty and resigned accordingly’’

 

Minister for Public Service Wilson Muruuli Mukasa

The Minister also directed Chief Administrative Officers and hospital directors to take stock of all health professionals who will not have returned to work by Monday and declare the positions vacant in line with laid down procedures.

It should be recalled that Allied workers under their umbrellas body , the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) laid down tools  accusing government of failure to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement made in 2017 to have their pay increased.

 

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