City workers to meet Musisi over poor working conditions

Kampala. Casual workers with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have resolved to meet the executive director, Ms Jennifer Musisi, in a bid to present their concerns over poor working conditions.
The workers, who include sweepers, garbage collectors and toilet cleaners, complained of working under “poor conditions” that are “exposing their lives to risk”.
The employees said they lack safety working gear, transport allowance for late night duty and receive meagre pay.
Many of the workers told Daily Monitor that they had raised the matter with their immediate supervisors but the situation has not changed.
“We have no identity cards for the work we do except the reflector jackets we put on while cleaning. We have no gloves and use bare hands to collect garbage, exposing our health to risk,” said Mr Joseph Mbaziira, a sweeper in the Central Division.
KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju said they will look into the complaints and reach to the workers as soon as possible but denied any attempts of blocking them from meeting Ms Musisi.
Last November, a section of the casual workers stormed City Hall, demanding unpaid wages for three months.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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