Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has called off its month-long strike this morning.
It was a close call during voting time as 81 voted to end the strike while 56 voted in opposition and believed the strike needed to go on.
The lecturers who were paid one month’s incentives last week still demand upto 8 months of unpaid arrears.
Makerere university lecturers voted to call off strike after the Government made some payment of staff salary which in away cooled the tempers of staffs leading to today’s events.
However, the payments were in respect for only one month’s incentives. Lecturers still demand upto 8 months of unpaid arrears.
The lecturers in the meeting chaired by MUASA executive chairman Dr Muhammad Kiggundu said that the suspension of the strike was to allow the university council sort out pending issues including clearance of their incentive arrears by February 2017.
They lecturers warned that if their incentive arrears were not paid by February 2017 as promised, they would resume the strike.
During a general assembly held on Thursday afternoon at the university’s main hall, tempers flared when members of the MUASA executive openly disagreed before members.
Over one month since Makerere University was closed by a directive from President Yoweri Museveni there was hope that the academic staff would agree to call off their