Leaders of the science teachers’ union have told their members that they have confirmed that they will receive the desired salary increment starting July 2022.
Recent reports had pointed to the likelihood of science teachers, health workers and other scientists getting a half of what they had demanded.
Science teachers have been demanding Shs4m for a graduate and Shs4m for a diploma holder or cadre. But top leaders of the Uganda Professional Science Teachers’ Union (Upstu) have assured their members that cabinet that President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni convened on May 30 confirmed that each graduate science teacher will be earning Shs4m monthly as promised.
“Reliable sources from govt have now confirmed that all scientists including science teachers will have their salaries enhanced to the tune of 4M/3M for both Degree/Diploma Cadres Respectively. This position came from the last cabinet meeting on 30th/05/22. We are now very safe!” said Vincent Elong, the chairperson of Upstu.
“This development of 4M/3M will be effective in the July 2022. A Very Big Thanks To H.E the President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for standing firm on the welfare of science teachers amidst all the resistance and negativity.”
Last week, Public Service Minister Muruli Mukasa was quoted as swearing that he will resign and have his right hand cut off if President Museveni’s government does not increase salaries of all scientists, including science teachers, starting July 2022. (Read Story Here).
MORE ON SCIENCE TEACHERS STRIKE
WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? Shs110 Billion Initially Set Aside to Increase Science Teachers’ Salaries but Money Reportedly ‘Disappeared’
MORE ON SALARY INCREMENT CIRCUS
In order to improve service delivery and end the challenge of strikes over low pay, President Museveni’s government has proposed huge salary increments for teachers, doctors and other employees starting July 2022. (Read Story Here)
The proposed increments have left many people wondering if government will really fulfill this pledge and increase salaries by very high amounts.
For example, opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has argued that the promise of salary increment is just ‘another lie.’ (Read Story Here).
Finance Minister Matia Kasaija recently said the money for increasing teachers’, doctors’ and other civil servants’ salaries was available. (Read Story Here).
In August 2021, cabinet approved salary increment for teachers, doctors and other health workers. (Read Story Here).
See the salary structure that had been proposed for the current financial year here.
Meanwhile, an NRM MP has angered teachers after telling them they are too poor to go on strike. (Read Story Here).