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Over 35 workers laid off at Lake perch company

By Jamirat Nandawula and Wahidah Namboowa

Thirty Seven workers have been laid off their jobs at Lake Perch limited- a fish processing company in Entebbe Municipality. Out of the 37 workers, 16 are permanent while 9 are casual workers, working in different departments.

In a letter he addressed to his bosses, the workers’ representative Moses Busingye who is also among the 37,  demanded to be given official terminating letters attached with recommendations but not the verbal procedure that was made.

Busingye adds that for a long time they have demanded their bosses for proper working conditions among other privileges, all in vain. He believes, this may have sparked off their termination following a sit-down demonstration they had on March 01, where their bosses promised to meet their demands before April 15.

However, as they waited on their bosses’ feedback, they instead received a verbal communication not allowing them to report back to work. “We were paid all our monies but what we demand is a proper way of termination as workers who have stood with the company for the last two years,” appeals Busingye.

Efforts to reach out to Tonny Eyok the human resource manager of the company were futile, as he could not pick our repeated phone-calls. However the chairperson of National Organisations Trade Union – NOTU, Usher Willisom Owere has promised to make an intervention into the matter.

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