Lawyer Semakade to write to Nawangwe as staff declare strike


Ritah Kemigisa

The chief Council for Makerere University staff Isaac Ssemakade is this evening set to hand over a letter to the Makerere University Vice chancellor prof Barnabas Nawangwe calling for negotiation with the sacked staff.

This follows the sacking of 45 staff by the university’s appointments board with the latest being that of the chairperson for the University Academic staff association Dr Deus Kamunyu.

Semakade says he has received a file and necessary documents from the affected staff and is about to finish scrutinizing them so that he can fully understand the issues at the University.

He says as a communicator for the staff, he will be ready to present their labor issues anytime the university management responds to his letter for sanity to prevail at the ivory tower.

All the joint staff associations at the university and the National Union of Education institutions have since declared a sit down strike until their demands among others the reinstatement of Kamunyu and other sacked staff are addressed.

However the University hospital, security and salaries staff will continue working.