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Uganda unions engage social partners on African industrialization strategies

12 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda are hosting national conferences to discuss African industrialization strategies. This is part of African Industrialization Week, 17-20 November.

Ugandan oil and gas fields provide potential for union organizing

1 October, 2020IndustriALL affiliate UMMOGAWU in Uganda welcomes the agreement between French oil company Total and Uganda’s government for the construction of an over 1,440 km oil pipeline, expected to create up to 16,000 new jobs, and has declared its intention to organize the workers.

National campaign on precarious work in Uganda

23 November, 2016130 participants from IndustriALL’s Ugandan affiliates met to discuss their campaing against precarious work on 17 November. The campaign aims to create awareness on how precarious work is affecting the welfare of workers in Uganda.

East African unions receive awards for organizing

8 November, 2016When the IndustriALL East Africa Union Building project met in Uganda on 27 – 28 October, three unions were awarded for their major organizing achievements.

IndustriALL affiliates ready to tackle minimum wage in Uganda

31 August, 2016The last time the Ugandan government revised the minimum wage was in 1984. Since then attempts to increase or table the revision of the minimum wage from US$1.75 per month (UGX6000) have remained fruitless.

Ugandan affiliates boost organizing

10 August, 2015A national level training on organizing focused on occupational health and safety and precarious work as the tools for organizing took place on 30 and 31 July 2015 at Kampala, Uganda in Lavanda Hotel.

Ugandan unions in joint organizing drive

6 July, 2015IndustriaLL Global Union affiliates in Uganda came together for a national planning meeting in the country’s capital Kampala on 25 and 26 June 2015 as part of the IndustriALL East African Union Building Project. 

Improved maternity protection needed in Uganda

11 June, 2015Twenty-one women leaders and shop stewards from IndustriALL Global Union affiliated unions in Uganda met at the end of May 2015 to discuss issues faced by women workers, particularly the need for improved maternity protection.  

Uganda mattress factory fire claims six

16 March, 2015The bodies of six casual workers were found after a fire was put out on Monday 9 March 2015 in a locally-owned mattress factory in Kampala, Uganda. 


9 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates in Uganda marched through the city on 7 October and held a press conference and public dialogue aimed at raising awareness on the issue of precarious work.