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Increase wages or we strike in 30 days, Ugandan judges warn

Increase wages or we strike in 30 days, Ugandan judges warn


Ugandan judges have issued the government a 30-day ultimatum to increase their salaries and living conditions or they will embark on a strike action.

The judges issued the communique after a meeting over the weekend when they voted overwhelmingly for the strike on August 23 if their demands are not met.

Among the demands are bridging the salary disparity between them government agency workers, official vehicles, medical insurance, housing and security, local media Daily Monitor reported.

Present at the meeting was justice minister Kahinda Otafiire who failed to convince the over 400 judges against the strike after promising to fulfil their demands in three months.

The decision comes days after state prosecutors went on strike over low wages and poor working conditions leaving courts empty.

The prosecutors suspended their strike last week after the government made commitments that it will solve their issues.

They also gave the government 90 days to meet their demands or continue the strike action.

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