Kabale Freedom Radio Workers Strike Over Pay

There is confusion at Kabale Freedom Radio following a strike by workers over none payment of their salaries and alleged harassment by management.

A police officer at the entrance to the station to block some of the striking workers from accesing the reception and studio's
A police officer at the entrance to the station to block some of the striking workers from accessing the reception and studio’s

It started on January  1, after the director Justus Bagamuhunda halted all the programs and asked the workers to re-apply for their jobs to pave way for restructuring.

This didn’t go down well with some of the workers who claim that they have not received their salary for the last three months.

The workers have laid down their tools demanding that management clears their salary arrears first.

Some of the affected workers are Allan Twongyeirwe the News Editor, Medard Amutuheire theMarketing Manager, Martin Besigye, a News Reporter, Eunice Namanya, a News anchor reader, Ngasigwe Charlotte, Ivan Niwagaba and Dian Apaire, all presenters.

Allan Twongyeirwe accuses Bagamuhunda of playing tricks to scare the workers from asking for their salary arrears.

Twongyeirwe who has also laid his tools says all they want is for the management to clear their salary arrears saying are ready to quit.

Eunice Namanya, a new anchor says once they are paid, the decision to remain at the station will be left to individual workers.

She faults the director of behaving like a dictator and going ahead to harass workers for demanding for their pay.

Justus Bagamuhunda, the director Freedom Radio declined to comment on the matter and instead ordered our reporter out of his office.

Elly Matte, the Kigezi regional Police spokesperson says they have deployed to ensure sanity prevails at the station.

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