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Gulu Registered 265 Labor Disputes in Lockdown :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Gulu Registered 265 Labor Disputes in Lockdown

Geoffrey Lakwonyero, the Labor and Gender Officer at Gulu City Council, says 70 of the cases registered with his office have been settled and leaving 15 cases.
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Gulu district registered 265 labor disputes in the eight months of the lockdown, according to the officials. The cases were registered between March and October.

They include 180 registered at Gulu District Local Government and 85 at the Gulu City Council Labor and Gender Department.   

Goretti Okech, the Gulu District Community Development Officer revealed that 50% of the cases have been settled while the rest are either pending negotiations or industrial action.     



Geoffrey Lakwonyero, the Labor and Gender Officer at Gulu City Council, says 70 of the cases registered with his office have been settled and leaving 15 cases.

He explains that most of the complaints involved hotels, security and construction companies, civil society organizations and other informal jobs.       

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He noted that the complaints revolved around unlawful termination of contracts, delayed payment and exploitations, adding that most of the affected employees were working without appointment letters.   

Lucky Tamali Oceng, a private security guard with Ultimate Security Guard told URN that the company had failed to pay his outstanding arrears of Shillings of 700,000 Shillings.     

Section 66 Part I of Uganda Employment Act 2006 only allows for the dismissal of an employee after when they are given notification and fair hearing.

The termination could be based on grounds of misconduct or poor performance. The employer is required to explain to the employee in the language he or she understands before such a decision is made. 

Other laws that provide for a good working environment in the country include Labor Union Arbitration Act 2006 and Workers Compensation Act 2006.  

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