The Islamic college in Uganda (IUIU) has introduced wage cuts of as much as 90 per cent for its staff personnel following a evaluation of the phrases of employment amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.
The college secretary Hussein Lukyamuzi says that the establishment will not be in a position to pay salaries to workforce members on account of the COVID-19 lockdown which has affected the operations of all academic establishments.
Lukyamuzi states in a letter dated July 16, that the college council, the highest governing physique of the college convened a unprecedented meeting on June 24 and on July 8, in which it reviewed the results of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on the college’s funds and operations.
The conferences concluded that whereas the college was able to pay salaries to the staff in any respect IUIU campuses as much as might 2020, it’s unable to keep up paying full salaries to workforce as from June 2020.
The assembly concluded that solely a small share of staff have to be retained to run primary and important companies of the college at every of the campuses. these can be paid solely 50 per cent of the same old salaries. The remainder of the staff can be paid 30 per cent for June 2020, 20 per cent for July, August, and September 2020 and 10 per cent for October, November and December 2020.
“The college does and shall not be capable to pay staff any portion of the wage that might not be paid as from June 2020. consequently, any portion of the wage that the college shall not pay between June and December 2020 can be forfeited by the staff,” in line with the letter addressed to all members of staff.
nevertheless the identical staff have been tasked to maintain in contact with their college students on-line, recruiting new college students for the college and finishing up group assist actions so far as potential.
Haji Ali Dago, the top of Language, Literature and Linguistics recommended the college for not disowning its staff adore it had executed earlier than when it determined to droop all its personnel people. He, nevertheless, stated that the college should pay personnel individuals their arrears while the lockdown is lifted and college resumes.
He stated till the college exempts college students from paying the charges for the semester for which they didn’t research and leaves them to complete the educational 12 months, there isn’t a means it could actually fail to pay arrears.
Teachers have suffered!!!