Striking arts teachers who laid down their tools have insisted to continue with their protest until government avails funds to increase their pay in this very financial year 2022-23 as their protest enters fourth week.

Teachers under their umbrella Uganda National Teacher’s Union (UNATU) started their sit-down strike on 15th June 2022 immediately after the national budget of 2022-23 was read. This followed a salary increment of their science counterparts who will be taking home a fat UGX4m.

Science teachers won the battle to increase their salaries after striking and it seems to be the only language the Museveni government hears.

Last year, Heath workers under their umbrella Uganda Medical Association (UMA) also laid down their tools for almost 3 weeks, Nurses under their umbrella Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council also laid down their tools, science teachers too laid down their tools, Arts teachers are also on a strike as Lecturers in all public universities, Local government workers and non-teaching staff in public Universities are also set to strike due to low pay.

As UNATU met all their district representatives, they all spoke one language in unison of NO MONEY, NO RETURNING TO CLASSES and they’re set to meet president Museveni for further discussions on how their ka money will be increased to match their science counter parts.

As of today Monday 04th, July 2022, the sit-down strike of all arts teachers is still ongoing until their strike a deal with government.

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