News - Country: Uganda - Theme: Status of Teachers

Uganda: Education unionists demand fair and decent salary (07 June 2012)

One of EI’s national affiliates, the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) teachers has rejected a pay rise proposed by the Education Ministry in its budgetary proposal for the financial year 2012-13, as “inhuman and undermining teachers’ dignity.”The 15% salary increase promised to teachers is insignificant in the context of a 30% inflation rate and will not improve their standards of living.