A Legal Analysis On the Effectiveness of Trade Unions in Protecting Employees' Rights in Uganda. A Case Study of the Uganda National Teacher's Union.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................................................................. iii

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................................... iv

LIST OF CASES .............................................................................................................................. v

LIST OF STATUTES ...................................................................................................................... vi

LIST OF ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................... ix

CHAPTER ONE ....................................................... : ...................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION OF THE STUDY .............................................................................................. 1

1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background of the study ........................................................................................................ 2

1.2 Statement of the Problem ...................................................................................................... 3

1.3 General Objectives ................................................................................................................ 4

1.4 Research questions ................................................................................................................ 4

1.5 Scope of the Study ................................................................................................................. 5

1.6 Literature review .................................................................................................................... 5

I. 7 Research Methodology .......................................................................................................... 7

1.8 Chapterisation: ....................................................................................................................... 8

CHAPTER TW0 ........................................................................................................................... 10

THE RIGHT TO WORK ............................................................................................................... 10

2.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 10

2.1 The Legal Frame Work ........................................................................................................ 11

CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................................... 12

UNION REGISTRATION AND RECOGNITION, ..................................................................... 12

3.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 12

3.1. Registration: The right to form a Trade Union ................................................................... 13

3.2 Recruitment: The Right to Join a Trade Union .................................................................... 17

3 .3. The right to withdraw labour .............................................................................................. 18

CHAPTER FOUR ......................................................................................................................... 20

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS .................................................................................................. 20

4.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 20

4.1. The contract of employment ............................................................................................... 21

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4.2. Equal pay for equal work .................................................................................................... 21

4.3.Reasonable working hours and adequate rest ...................................................................... 22

Weekly rest ............................................................................................................................ 23

Work week ............................................................................................................................. 23

Sick leave ............................................................................................................................... 24

Annual and maternity leave ................................................................................................... 25

4.4. Wrongfhl dismissal ............................................................................................................. 26

Legislative framework ........................................................................................................... 26

Probationary employees ......................................................................................................... 27

Dismissal without just cause .................................................................................................. 27

4.6. Minimum wage ................................................................................................................... 27

CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................... 30

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................... 30

5.2 HOW THE UGANDA NATIONAL TEACHERS UNION IS ACTING IN UGANDA ... 30

5.3 CONCLUSIONS: ................................................................................................................ 31

5.4 RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................................................................................... 32

APPENDICES ............................................................................................................................... 34

APPENDIX ONE ...................................................................................................................... 34

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SELECTED RESPONDENTS ........................................................ 34

APPENDIX TWO ..................................................................................................................... 37

INTERVIEW GUIDE ................................................................................................................ 37

APPENDIX THREE .................................................................................................................. 37

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR PROPOSAL AND REPORT WRITING ................................... 37

APPENDIX FOUR .................................................................................................................... 39

TIME FRAME FOR RESEARCH WORK ............................................................................... 39

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION OF THE STUDY 1.0 Introduction Trade unions are legal organizations that consist of group of workers who have bonded together to bar gain with employers on behalf ofworkers 1 The primary role of trade unions is to fight the better rights, better working conditions, wage hours, benefits for workers as enshrined in the constitution of the Republic ofUganda2 in atticle 40 It mediated many aspects of the relationship between trade unions employers and employees .there are two broad categories of labour law, collective labour law related to the tripartite relationship[ between employees, employers and the unions, individual labour law concerns employees rights3 at work and through the contract for work The labour union has been instrumental in enacting the labour laws, protecting labour rights in the 19 and 20 centuries workers rights have been integral to the social and economic development since the industrial revolutions Employment standard are social norms for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees will work. Government agencies enforce employment standards codified by labour law

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Frontiers, E. & DAVIS, M (2022). A Legal Analysis On the Effectiveness of Trade Unions in Protecting Employees' Rights in Uganda. A Case Study of the Uganda National Teacher's Union.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-legal-analysis-on-the-effectiveness-of-trade-unions-in-protecting-employees-rights-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-uganda-national-teacher-s-union

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Frontiers, Edu, and MUHANGI DAVIS "A Legal Analysis On the Effectiveness of Trade Unions in Protecting Employees' Rights in Uganda. A Case Study of the Uganda National Teacher's Union." Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-legal-analysis-on-the-effectiveness-of-trade-unions-in-protecting-employees-rights-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-uganda-national-teacher-s-union. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and MUHANGI DAVIS . "A Legal Analysis On the Effectiveness of Trade Unions in Protecting Employees' Rights in Uganda. A Case Study of the Uganda National Teacher's Union.". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-legal-analysis-on-the-effectiveness-of-trade-unions-in-protecting-employees-rights-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-uganda-national-teacher-s-union >.

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Frontiers, Edu and DAVIS, MUHANGI . "A Legal Analysis On the Effectiveness of Trade Unions in Protecting Employees' Rights in Uganda. A Case Study of the Uganda National Teacher's Union." Afribary (2022). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-legal-analysis-on-the-effectiveness-of-trade-unions-in-protecting-employees-rights-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-uganda-national-teacher-s-union