Makerere Law School lecturers strike
Posted Tuesday, October 8 2013 at 11:29
Lecturers at Makerere’s School of Law have gone on strike, demanding a review of their salary incentives just a month after a general strike by University lecturers demanding for a pay rise.
In a decision communicated to students by the Law School academic board, the lecturers announced they will not teach evening students until they are paid the allowances attached to the evening programme.
The lecturers say they want the current salary incentive reviewed, and evening allowances, which were scrapped in September, reinstated.
The allowances were scrapped and instead consolidated in the 70% salary increment given to lecturers so they could call off their two-week strike.
University lecturers, under their Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), staged a sit-down strike in August demanding a 100% pay rise.
As part of the deal, evening students in the School of Law, College of Business and Management Studies and the College of Engineering and Design lost 10 hours of teaching time, since Saturday lectures were eliminated.
The time-table drafted after the strike reduced lecturer-student classroom interaction to 8 hours a day, even though the university’s human resource manual recommends a minimum of 10 hours.
However, some lecturers have since complained that the MUASA deal has left them teaching more hours than they are paid to teach.
All students at the Law School are currently holding a boycott of lectures until management and the lecturers resolve the stand-off.