DEVELOPMENT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN UGANDA 1.1 Formative years 1913 – 1952 The co-operative movement in Uganda was born in 1913 to fight against the exploitation of the private European and Asian interests that sought to monopolize domestic and export marketing, especially of cotton and coffee. Scott, R., ‘Trade Unions and Ethnicity in Uganda’, Mawazo, Vol. 1, No. 3, (June 1968) Makerere University. Google Scholar Stichter, Sharon, ‘The formation of a Working Class in Kenya’ in The development of an African Working Class , Sandbrook R. and Cohen R. (eds) (Longman, London, 1975). The development of trade unions in Uganda can be traced as early as the 1930 [s when the first trade union was formed.1Unions have shifted from the old style of unionism of 'craft unions' to more industrial and general workers unions. Today, there are 40 registered unions with a membership of about 440,000, equivalent of 3% of the labour force or 13% Labour unions are organisations of workers created by workers to represent their rights and interests. The Constitution of Uganda provides for freedom of association while Labor Unions Act allows the workers to establish and join unions. Workers are allowed to participate in union activities outside working hours.
Trade union association can exist in three forms i. Employer and employees ii. Employer and employer iii. Employees and employees 3. 1.Trade unions are voluntary association of either employees or employer or independent worker. 2.Trade union achieve its objectives through collective action and group efforts.
21 Jan 2018 Roger Scotts history of the development of Trade Unions in Uganda, published 1966. Attachment, Size. roger-scott-uganda.pdf, 19.13 MB THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE UNIONS IN UGANDA 2011 Compiled However Uganda, until recent, lacks compiled history of the trade union A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IN. UGANDA. In order to be able to appreciate why the impugned provisions of the. Trade Union Act 17 Nov 2010 A leading trade union national centre with 2) To assist such labour union to find practical unified and viable unions in Uganda and to history xxxii. Keep update on trade union situation xxiii. Train and educate trade ISBN 92-2-115155-7 (PDF format) Director of Education, National Organisation of Trade Unions, Kampala The history of trade unions in South Africa. 47.
Trade Unions in Transformation is an FES project that identifies unions' power re Baligasima, Yazidi (2001): The Historical Development of Trade Unions in Uganda, www.itfglobal.org/media/1382/08e_report.pdf (last accessed 13.2. 2017).
31 Oct 2015 Challenges Facing Trade Unions in the Modern Society: In the first section, we will briefly discuss the history of trade unions, just to give the Available at