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Gulu University Academic Staff Strike Over Salary Increment

Academic staff at Gulu University have laid down their tools to push for salary increment.

The over lecturers under their umbrella Gulu University Academic Staff Association (GUASA) laid down their tools this morning, saying they will not resume until they receive communication from the government.  

Carlos Ojok, the GUASA General Secretary told Mega Fm that they cannot offer their services to students yet their demands are not being fulfilled. He disclosed that the teaching staff will report at their duty station but will not enter lecture rooms, adding that the strike will last until their demand is addressed.

Ojok explained that the strike stems from the failure of the Ministry of Education and Sports and Ministry of Finance to increase their salaries as directed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2015.

Walter Okot, the GUASA Chairperson notes their General Assembly, which met on Friday last week resolve that they lay down their tools because of disparities in salary enhancement since 2019. 

James Onono Ojok, the Gulu University Assistant Public Relations Officer confirmed the teaching strike by the teaching staff.

In 2015, President Yoweri Museveni promised to increase the salaries of teaching staff in all public universities.  The development would see a professor earn Shillings 15 million and a senior lecturer Shillings 12.2 million. 

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