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Judiciary Suspends Industrial Action

The Judicial officers, who have been on strike since August 25, 2017 have resolved to return to work tomorrow (September 7, 2017). But the judicial officers under their umbrella the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) have set a deadline of December 11, 2017 for government to meet all their demands, lest they resume industrial action. Judicial officers who include Judges at all levels of the High Court to the Supreme…

Statement by President ULS on Industrial Action by UJOA

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT On August 25th, 2017 members of the Uganda Judicial Officers Association commenced industrial action. This was triggered by the failure of the Executive branch of the State to heed to the demands of the association issued in July 2017 for improvement of their welfare and working conditions. The industrial action has paralyzed work in the courts throughout the country. Needless to mention, several suspects remain in police cells…

Statement by the Minister on Strike by Judicial Officers

ISSUED: SEPT. 4 2017 // UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE Introduction As you are aware, Judicial Officers went into industrial action seeking for salary enhancement and improvement of their working conditions. Many other groups have also been agitating for salary enhancements. Government Interventions Since the Judicial Officers laid down their tools, high-level consultations have been carried out between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Judicial Service Commission to address concerns of the…

JLOS Leadership approves new Sector Strategic Plan

The Justice, Law and Order Sector Leadership Committee during its meeting on August 29th 2017 chaired by the Chief Justice approved the new three year JLOS Strategic Development Plan (SDP IV). This development follows the expiry of the Third Strategic Development Plan (SIP III) that the sector has been implementing for the last five years (2012 – 2017). SDP IV (2017 – 2020) lays out a cohesive three-year strategic direction…