Workers demand meeting with the president over looming doctors’ strike

By Moses Ndhaye

The National Organization of Trade Unions has asked the president to meet the Medical workers Union over a looming medical workers’ strike instead of dealing with just a few individuals.

The Chairman General of Union Usher Wilson Owere says president Museveni must meet the workers union to resolve their grievances without politicizing the matter.

Earlier, the Medical workers Union said it was not party to the looming strike which the Uganda Medical Association is spear heading saying it is illegal.

Meanwhile, doctors under the Uganda Medical Association are set to meet this morning to take a unified decision on their planned industrial action meant to commence today.

On October 9th the doctors had resolved to lay down their tools following government’s alleged failure to respond to their call for salary and allowance review, improved working condition among other issues.

Now according to Dr. Brian Kasagga the association spokesperson they have met several government officials including the president and today’s meeting is meant to brief all members about the developments and agree on the way forward.