Judicial officers have, through the umbrella organization the Uganda Judicial Officials Association (UJOA), this afternoon agreed to return to work as government fine-tunes plans to settle their grievances.
Since August 25 the judicial officers have been on strike demanding better pay and on Monday this week government pledged to offer them security, transport and office equipment as it tries to effect salary enhancement and harmonisation across the board.
Weighing in on the mater Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Major General (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire revealed that a Bill regarding comprehensive pay for government workers will be concluded in October basing on ‘equity, sustainability and affordability’.
“There will be no salary increment before the salary harmonisation exercise, we therefore ask them to return to work, immediately,” Gen. Otafiire was quoted as saying at the Uganda Media Centre, hours before the judicial officers agreed in a meeting at the High Court, to return to work.
Contacted on the matter Gen. Otafiire said: “I am very happy because they have agreed to report back for duty.”