The Commission at the tribunal in Mayuge.
Employers are moving to adopt or strengthen policies to prevent bias against discrimination and inequalities in employment against individuals on the ground of gender, race, health status and disability. This comes after the latest public inquiry by the EOC that sought to extend protection for an increasingly diverse work force in Mayuge Sugar Industry from 18th-20th June convened at Zeu Resort hotel.
A tribunal, Chaired by the Ms. Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi, Chairperson of the Commission, rejecting the position of the Sugar industry administration, decided that management should provide a number of documents among which include; staff attendance registers, Health and safety policy, academic documents of the management team, record of compensated employees and of those who have lost their lives within two weeks to the Commission. She cautioned them to cooperate once a Commission sits in a tribunal and avoid being defiant. “It is important that we work together to ensure the community does not feel left out and discriminated. Justice delayed is justice denied.” This was after Mr. Patel Kumar the Director of the Sugar industry had been discharged after his arrest due to non-compliance to the summons made by the Commission.
The Commission was making a follow up after complaints received from some residents of Mayuge against the Sugar industry about discrimination in employment, lack of written contracts, massive termination of workers, lack of work identity cards, lengthy working hours, no leave, no rest on public holidays and no compensations of workers.