Judicial officials call off salary enhancement strike

Judicial officers have on Wednesday suspended their strike and vowed to return to work.

According to the Uganda Judicial Officers’ Association president Godfrey Kaweesa, this was done to enable government get time to implement their salary increment proposals however it can be resumed at a later date in case government does not implement its promises to improve their working conditions.

Kaweesa reveals that the salary enhancements for judicial officers are expected by November 2017 as other welfare demands including cars, office equipment and security are being worked on.

He says they resume work tomorrow but have given government upto December 11th to have all their concerns addressed.

However in the same plea, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Gen. Kahinda Otaffire has informed the judicial officers that the Judiciary and Administration Bill will be tabled before parliament on Friday this week for discussion.

Earlier, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe applauded judicial officers for their boldness to take an unprecedented action of laying down their tools in protest of the continued marginalization of justice in relation to the other 2 arms of govt.

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