End Strike at MUBS
End Strike at MUBS
The MUBS Council Chairman,
We, the undersigned Academic staff of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) have learnt that our Staff Association (MUBASA) Executive Members, have decided to go to court on our behalf. However, we expected that such a decision should have been reached after wide consultations with all of us members. Additionally, they should have given adequate notice of intention to sue, to MUBS Council (the supreme policy organ in MUBS), and to all of us members, as a matter of proper procedure. Thus, due to laxity and weakness in the procedure taken by the MUBASA Executive, we the undersigned have no reason to go to court. We therefore de-associate ourselves from such a decision.
Additionally, we have learnt that the MUBASA Executive has decided to go on strike regarding salaries of staff who are currently categorized as ‘Person to Holder (PTH)’. We the undersigned are aware of this staff category to an extent that we know MUBS Management and Government line ministries are in continuous dialogue to sort this problem. Hence, we are convinced that MUBS final intervention into solving this PTH problem rests with government taking a decision on this matter. We therefore continue our appeal to government, to solve this problem of PTH which is greatly affecting our fellow staff and distorting operations of our University.
Lastly, we the undersigned are aware that its students and more so, the poor parents of these students who pay our salaries through the tuition they pay. Hence staging a strike will directly punish the students (and parents) who pay our salaries. Further still, the strike will adversely frustrate MUBS and government efforts to offer university education.
Therefore, by appending our signatures on this document, we appeal to the MUBS Council, Administration and Management to allow us teach students and those course units, on behalf of those people who are not willing to teach and who will be on strike. We also de-associate ourselves from the decisions to sue MUBS and also decisions related to striking at MUBS.