The industrial action announced by the Uganda National Teachers Union officially starts today despite calls from the Ministry of Education against the same.
On 14th May the teachers resolved to strike after the government failed to grant their 10% salary increment and the remittance of their money through their saccos.
UNATU chairperson, Margret Rwabushaija says their strike is justified since they gave the ministry a 90- day notice to address their concerns.
Rwabushaija says trade union regulations allow them to withdraw their services in case they are aggrieved by their employees.
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has however asked the teachers to be patient and not to disrupt the school calendar with a new term opening today.