Teachers industrial action still on

By Daudi Zirimala

The Teachers under UNATU say their industrial action is still on course despite intimidation from government officials until government finds money for their salary increment.

According to UNATU General Secretary Baguma Filbert Bates, teachers in all education sub sectors in the country will not report to school in 27th Monday at the opening of the second term and not participate in teaching until government honors the salary increment commitment in the collective bargaining agreement.

Baguma notes government should not expect teachers to settle and concentrate on class without a positive consideration to their genuine concern of the promised salary enhancement next financial year which is just intend to meet their basic needs.

He says government should find money for them in all conditions rather turning their back on the teachers and indirectly assured that they do not matter.