18th April 2013 , Uganda Radio Network Reported
Most of the workers at Bidco Uganda limited stay in Bugembe, Mafubira and Jinja town which is more than seven kilometers away from work. Nabukenya says that she earns 28,000 shillings each week, but spends most of it to buy water to rehydrate the body since she works for long hours. Peter Oketch, another worker says that they are not allowed to wear open shoes yet the heat inside the factory is unbearable. He wants management to fire the human resource manager for failing to address their plight.
Bernard Gwabi, the Bidco Uganda Human Resource Manager told URN he was on his way to Kampala to present the workers grievances to the Chief Executive officer, directors and board members. Samson Lubega, the Jinja Regional Police spokesperson says the workers are still peaceful. In 2005, employees of Bidco Oil Palm project in Kalangala district went on strike protesting poor working conditions.
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