KAMPALA – Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has urged employers to respect and value workers regarding wage earnings during this coronavirus pandemic.
On Labour Day, Friday, Lawrence Okae, the UPC National Chairman said that this is the best period to give support and show love to workers since they are the back bone of the economy.
“In this respect, therefore, UPC advises Government and all employers that it would be important first to reflect, evaluate and do the maths prudently so as to know gaps if any available before arbitrarily slapping a wage cut of a worker who even as of now has not received any relief from the burden currently facing them,” he said in a statement.
He said that since politicians have also had no time to engage labour or trade unionists leaders, this means the workers across Uganda, Africa and the world are in very hard and unpredictable situation, causing a sombre mood, dashed hopes and sadness on the workers’ faces through out the world amidst the rampaging Coronavirus times.
This is all due to the disproportionate and tangible negative effects of the pandemic, which has created a major change to the Governments, life styles and daily lives of all communities world wide.
Despite all this, UPC has dedicated itself to root for workers nationwide with all it’s strength.
“We therefore dedicate this Labour Day to all health workers who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID19,” revealed UPC in a press release.