The Dialogue was officially opened by the Hon. Sarah Kanyike, the State Minister for the Elderly and Disability. However, she did this on behalf of the Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
15 registered political parties attended. Speaking at the opening of the National Dialogue, Hon. Sarah Kanyike gave details of the procedures for the registration of non-unionized workers and also the convening the Sub-county/Town Council/Municipality Division Conferences.
The Hon. Minister urged all representatives of political parties to take note of the key provisions mentioned. She all urged all members to brief their parties accordingly.
Therefore, the registration of willing non-unionized workers will take place at designated venues in every Sub-county/Town Council/Municipality Division in Uganda from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 November 2020 starting at 8.00 am.
The Sub-county/Town Council/Municipality Division Conferences will be held on Friday 4 the December 2020 for the Commission to conduct elections of non- unionized workers delegates. Therefore, the conferences will start at 9.00 am.
Furthermore, to be eligible to register as a non-unionized worker, one must be a citizen of Uganda aged 18 years and above; a registered voter with proof to that effect; employed and his/her employment is verifiable by an employment contract; holds an employment Identity Card; and not a member of a registered labour union;
An eligible voter also has to be introduced in writing by his/her LC I; possess a National Identification Number (NIN) as provided for in the voters identification slip. This is to help support processes of verification of the workers.
A person shall also be eligible to attend the conference of non-unionized workers if he/she is: a registered voter with proof to that effect; and Registered by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development as a non-unionized worker.
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