RDC intervenes as road workers strike

NTUNGAMO. Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwine has called for dialogue between Reynold Construction Company (RCC) and its employees to resolve work impasse.
More than 1,000 employees of RCC working on the Mbarara- Ntungamo- Kabale -Katuna road went on a sit-down strike on Tuesday morning challenging the introduction of new contract measures and terms by the company. The strike entered its second day yesterday.
Mr Bamwine said there was need for harmonisation of employees and employers’ interests since there are national laws to follow.
The workers say under the new contract they were asked to sign, their salaries have been reduced by more than 50 per cent.
The RCC workers union communication secretary, Mr Kyavira Kwekullo, said the new managing director has introduced what he termed as “poor systems”.
The site engineer, Mr Amin Muhamoud, who was reading a message from the RCC managing director, said the contracts were being misinterpreted and asked whoever does not want to return to work to resign.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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