FDC backs teacher’s strike

The FDC Party backs the teachers’ industrial action saying it is justifiable.

Teachers announced the industrial action last week and have vowed not to call it off unless Government fulfills their 10 percent salary increment request.

As schools opened for the second school term today some teachers stayed away from class as advised by their umbrella body UNATU while others  shunned the strike saying UNATU has selfish interests.

However, Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda says the remaining 10 percent salary increment for teachers will be included in the 2016/17 financial year.

Addressing a news conference at the FDC offices in Najjanankumbi today, the Party Spokesman John Kikonyogo noted that government should realize that it cannot force teachers to teach even with intimidation.

Meanwhile

Police directs Divisional police commanders countrywide to inspect all schools and ensure they have security committees in place in the wake of terrorist threats.

May 19 2015