Workers taking a hard decision to call off demonstration.
workers in Uganda called off the nation wide planned
joint NOTU/COFTU demonstration against NSSF bad governance,
maladministration and corruption that was scheduled to take place on
2008 after the government giving in to the workers demands.The leaders
of the two National Labour Centres having intensively engaged
government into negotiations and
consultations they finally reached an understanding on a number of
concerning workers demands on National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Some of the key achievements arising from the
continuing negotiations with government included:
- Fast tracking the Social Security and
Pension Reforms a process to be finalised by the end of December 2008. This
will involve changing the NSSF Act which will cater for all the needed salient
social - economic interests of the workers, in the short, medium and long term.
- Immediate Reconstitution of the Board of
Directors of the NSSF with Workers in the majority representation.
- Workers to be represented by five members on the NSSF Board.
- Cabinet to take action on Wednesday on the suspension of the
management of the Fund.