The Rights Of Workers In Uganda: A Myth Or A Reality?

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ................................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL ..................................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION : .............................................................................................................. iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................. vi

LIST OF ACRONYMS ................................................................................................... viii

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

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1

1.1 Conceptual Framework of Labour Rights .................................................................. 1

1.2 Background of the study ............................................................................................ 2

1.3 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................... 2

1.4 Objectives of the study .............................................................................................. 3

1.5 Research Methodology ............................................................................................. 3

1.6 Literature Review ...................................................................................................... 3

1. 7 The Legal Framework ............................................................................................. 11

1.8 Structure of the Directorate of Labour ..................................................................... 12

CHAPTERTW0 ............................................................................................................. 14

THE RIGHT TO WORK ................................................................................................. 14

2.0 lntroduction .............................................................................................................. 14

2.1. Unemployment and underemployment.. ................................................................. 14

2.2. Youth unemployment ............................................................................................. 17

CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................................................ 20

Union Registration and Recognition .............................................................................. 20

3.0 Introduction .............................................................................................................. 20

3.1. Registration: The right to form a Trade Union ........................................................ 21

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3.3. Right to Recognition & Collective Bargaining ......................................................... 30

3.4. The right to withdraw labour ................................................................................... 33

CHAPTER FOUR .......................................................................................................... 35

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ...................................................................................... 35

4.0 Introduction .............................................................................................................. 35

4.1. The contract of employment ................................................................................... 36

4.2. Equal pay for equal work ........................................................................................ 36

4.3. Reasonable working hours and adequate rest ....................................................... 37

4.4. Wrongful dismissal ................................................................................................. 41

4.5. Foreign Investors .................................................................................................... 44

4.6. Minimum Wage ...................................................................................................... 46

4. 7 Occupational Safety and Health ............................................................................ 48

4.7.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................... 49

4.7.2 Preventive measures ........................................................................................ 50

4. 7.3 Liability and compensation for workplace injuries ............................................. 57

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................ 61

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECCOMMENDATIONS ......................................... 61

5.1 Conclusion ............................................................................................................... 61

5.2 Recommendations: ................................................................................................. 63

APPENDIX A. ................................................................................................................ 66

OBSTACLES TO LABOUR RIGHTS ............................................................................. 66

APPENDIX B ................................................................................................................. 83

EMPLOYMENT MYTHS ................................................................................................ 83

Bibliography ................................................................................................................... 87

INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ............................................................................... 87

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TAYO, V (2021). The Rights Of Workers In Uganda: A Myth Or A Reality?. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-rights-of-workers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality

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TAYO, VERONICA "The Rights Of Workers In Uganda: A Myth Or A Reality?" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-rights-of-workers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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TAYO, VERONICA . "The Rights Of Workers In Uganda: A Myth Or A Reality?". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021. Web. 17 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-rights-of-workers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality >.

Chicago

TAYO, VERONICA . "The Rights Of Workers In Uganda: A Myth Or A Reality?" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-rights-of-workers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality