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There were running battles between over 300 striking workers of Cascade Company in Kireka along
Kampala- Jinja highway in Kira municipality in Wakiso district on Monday
The workers laid down their tools to protest meager
pay, poor working conditions and alleged sexual harassment by their bosses. According
to the workers, they were promised Shillings 100,000 each week, but only receive
used teargas and live bullets to disperse the rowdy workers who pelted them
with stones as the company managers locked themselves in the company premises. The
brawl saw the protestors throwing stones at the factory gates.
windows of vehicles entering and leaving the factory, which produces weaves. One of the protesting workers who identified herself as Christine
Nabadda, says they were promised contracts after
six months but nothing has been done two years later.
She also said they work
for peanuts and work long hours with abuses from their Indian supervisors.
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Mary Egwang, a casual laborer at the factory
complained of sexual harassment by their supervisors.
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Efforts to get comment from the management Cascade
factory were futile as the guards prevented journalists from meeting any senior
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Luke
Owesigire, says the area police commanders and officials from Gender Ministry
have met the managements with selected representative of the workers to resolve