- Previous discriminatory tendencies in salary enhancement within the teaching fraternity breed disunity, demoralized the rest of the teachers and affected staff team work.
Teachers under their national umbrella association, the Uganda National Teacher's Union (UNATU) have resumed salary increment demands for the financial year 2023/2024.
In a letter dated January 16 and also received by the Ministry of Public Service, UNATU leadership says teachers of Arts/Humanities and those in the Primary education sub sector are serving this country with heavy hearts and they deserve a better pay.
UNATU General Secretary Fibert Baguma says the letter reminds the government to enhance salaries of Arts and Humanities teachers in the upcoming budgeting cycle.
Baguma says previous discriminatory tendencies in salary enhancement within the teaching fraternity breed disunity, demoralized the rest of the teachers and affected staff team work.
He suggests that the best way forward is for the Government to expedite salary enhancement for teachers’ salaries is now.
Last year government accepted to increase salaries for scientists. Cabinet decided that the starting this financial year all graduate science teachers will be getting Shs 4 million while their colleagues in the medical field at the same level will bag Shs 5mln.