We examine how unionized workers faired during the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to maintenance of entitlements including salaries, NSSF contributions, medical insurance, and the payment of union fees. We find that unionised workers were relatively less affected by the COVID induced labour market changes.
To reduce the rising inequality and near wage stagnation for most workers, there is a need to increase awareness of the benefits and importance of subscribing to a union. In addition, reinvigorate these unions to build on existing legal frameworks and structures.
|Can trade unions help support workers in Uganda during crises such as COVID-19?.pdf|
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