Striking public university staff are set to resume work following their meeting with President Yoweri Museveni, Tuesday evening.
Staff from all public universities threatened not to open for the academic year 2019/2020 until the President fulfills his pledge of enhancing their salaries.
In a meeting held yesterday, Tuesday evening at the State House in Entebbe, Museveni advised the staff to go back to work immediately.
The staff were represented by their various associations and vice chancellors.
On the sidelines shortly after the meeting, the chairperson of the Forum for Academic Staff of Public Universities Dr Grace Lubaale, called upon all the staff in public universities to resume work and let the President handle the matter of salary increment.
“The president advised us to resume work immediately and I call upon all staff to please report to work with immediate effect,” he said in part.
On 27th, June 2019, public universities teaching and non teaching staff resolved that “If the balance of the Presidential Pledge on salary enhancement is not given in the Financial Year 2019/2020, all staff in public universities will not resume work effective August 1st,”