The working-class history of the Republic of Uganda

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Oau Activist Appeals to Museveni On Prostitution
By Geoffrey Kamali, New Vision, 28 September 2000. Peter Wankulu, the co-ordinator of the Organisation of African Unity Veterans, a Pan African organisation, has appealed to President Museveni to pardon over 60 arrested sex workers. Many women would find alternative employment if their economic situation were not so difficult.
Workers Petition House On Wages
By Eric Lakidi, New Vision (Kampala), 7 December 2000. Trade unionists have petitioned Parliament to persuade the Government pay the living wage it promised workers. The General Secretary of Uganda Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Cement and Allied Workers' Union said the current labor laws are outdated and should be scrapped.
Strike At Pepsi Plant
By Milly Kalyabe and A. G. Musamali, New Vision (Kampala), 18 January 2001. Employees of Crown Beverages, makers of Pepsi Cola products, yesterday went on a sit-down at the Nakawa plant. They are protesting late payment of wage packages and mistreatment. Working 13 hours a day without overtime pay.
1,000 Agoa District Girls Prepare for Training
By Grace Matsiko, New Vision (Kampala), 28 June 2002. The estimated 1000 girls, selected from the 56 districts of Uganda to work in a factory producing textiles for export under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, (AGOA) are to receive up to 50 days training. The textile factory is owned by Sri Lankan Group, Tri Star Apparel Exports.
AGOA Girls Sacked
By Simon Kasyate & Lominda Afedraru, The Monitor (Kampala), 23 October 2003. More than 1,000 young women who were on strike at a local textile factory have been fired. The firm produces and exports textiles to the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The head of the company said the two-day strike had disrupted the operations of the company, leading to irreparable damage to its reputation and operations.