KAMPALA — Workers representatives in Parliament have cautioned workers in Trade Unions to desist from fighting one another instead embark on building the Union structures.
Speaking at the Workers Leadership Workshop on Friday January 31 at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Mr. Charles Bakkabulindi, one of the Workers representatives in Parliament asked members in Trade Unions to maturely handle their disagreements instead of risking their future.
“This is not a joking matter because Union bastards are using our colleagues within and outside to divide us. If we are not together, we may not achieve our goals,” Bakkabulindi said urging to immediately cease the practice.
Hon. Arinatwe Rwakajara also a Workers MP and convener of the successful workshop said that the workers should brace up for more challenges ahead— saying “the struggle is just starting”.
Rwakajara who is for long known for defending workers interests also wrote a book entitled: Harnessing workers’ solidarity for Realization of SDGs and attainment of Vision of 2040.
“It’s time to mature up. If we don’t , then we shall expose ourselves to forces that may not be interested in our cohesion and even our existence and exploit our disunity,” Rwakajara asserted.
Another Workers MP, Hon. Margaret Namubiru Rwabushaija reminded the workers to strategically position themselves ahead of opportunities.
“In the labour movement, we have issues because we don’t need numbers but to first look at our docket before we need to be energetic and committed,” Rwabushaija noted.
The Female Workers MP, Hon. Agnes Kunihira explained that the workshop is timely and there is need to institute a committee to assess the NDP III in a bid to hold government accountable so that workers demands are handled.
The much anticipated workshop was also graced by EALA MPs Fred Mukasa Mbidde and Dan Kidega.