Nurses vow to go on strike over salary increments

By Samuel Ssebuliba. 

Nurses under their umbrella body of the Uganda nurses and midwives union have vowed lay down their tools by 23rd this month if government does not engage them in negotiating for their salaries.

In the next financial year’s, government is said to have included salary increment for doctors and nurses, however these say they have not been engaged in negotiating for this increment.

Speaking to media today, Justus Kiplangat the president of this union said that, they had a road map for salary increment which they wanted government to follow, but this has been disregarded and no communication has been, made by government in relation to their salary.

He said that if no progress is made before 23rd this month, all nurses will down their tools.