NUTECAW it is an independent, voluntary workers’organization who have banded together to achieve its goals like better working conditions, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members (rank and file members) and negotiates labour contracts through (collective bargaining) with employers. This include the negotiation of wages, work rules, complaint procedures, rules governing hiring, firing and promotion of workers, benefits, workplace safety and policies. The agreements negotiated by the union leaders are binding on the rank and file members and the employer.
NUTECAW was formed in 2001 by a group of individual workers from different sectors mainly in Music Theatres, Entertainment, Football Stadiums, Museums, Gambolling establishments, film industry, Art, Culture and Craft manufacturers. In 2002 founder members started pursuing its registration through the office of the Commissioner for Labour and Industrial Relations until December 2006 when the registration was granted. NUTECAW was registered under the Supreme Law, which is the National Constitution Article 29(1), Labour Unions Act and the International Labour Conventions that guarantee the Freedom of Association ratified by the Uganda Government and affiliated to the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU-Uganda).
The values of NUTECAW
- Respect for workers’ rights
- Service excellence
- Passion for justice
- Efficiency and effectiveness
The Organization where workers′ rights is respected promoted and defended to ensure access to justice for all is a reality irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, religion or socio-economic statue.
To become a leading provider of workers′ legal services of choice in order to ensure access to justice for the poor, where all the workers therein shall have their social and economic interests well articulated, advocated, protected and defended by the Union through effective Representation and Collective Bargaining.
NUTECAW GOVERNING STRUCTURE
- Quinquennial Delegates Congress (QDC)
- Annual Delegates Conference (ADC)
- National Executive Council (NEC)
- Finance Administration & General Purpose Committee (FAGPC)
- National Co-ordination Office (Secretariat)
- Technical and Advisory Committee
- NUTECAW Members/Workers Country wide
The objectives of the Union are:
- To safeguard and promote the interest and welfare of members
- To regulate the relationship and settle disputes between members and employers
- To promote the respect for workers rights and the rule of law in Uganda.
- To lobby and advocate for legislation and labour policies which act in favour of the workers at all levels.
- To develop and strengthen management systems as well as the general organizational development of NUTECAW
- To strengthen the governance of NUTECAW in order to ensure good strategic leadership and direction by the NEC members
- To build mechanisms and aggressively mobilize resources to ensure financial sustainability of Workers′ Legal Aid services in Uganda. To build mechanisms and aggressively mobilize resources to ensure financial sustainability of Workers′ Legal Aid services in Uganda.
- To make every endeavour to obtain just and proper rates, wages, salaries, grades, working hours, retirement benefits and other conditions of employment and to negotiate and promote the settlement of disputes arising between employees and employers by conciliation, investigation, or otherwise and generally to safeguard the interest of members.
- Create an up to date pool of specialised manpower
- Organise training workshops and seminars
- Provide material and technical support to the creation of individual learning projects beneficial to all members within the union
- Undertake advocacy in local, national, regional and international forums
- Support research, documentation and resource centre
- Provide recognition to workers’ rights in all sectors fall under NUTECAW nationally and internationally
Publication and distribution of relevant literature for all its members
NUTECAW membership is drawn from companies and organizations that fall under the union jurisdiction as specified by the registrar of the Labour Unions. There are always monthly subscriptions from its members varying from one member to another. In our case, the membership fee and the monthly subscription is 2% from members’ monthly salaries. A member is provided with a membership card at the time of enrolment
NUTECAW has seven (7) informal sector organizations affiliated to it and has introduced a support program to interaction with the informal sector, particularly to raise awareness of working conditions and social protection and to encourage linkages between the formal and informal sectors and also assist in entrepreneurship development.
NUTECAW gets its funds from the following
- Membership fees and subscriptions
- Donors and partners
- In kind from well wishers and institutions
- Sale of publications
NUTECAW NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
|Deputy Education & Org
|Secretary for Women
|Deputy Sec for W
|Education and organizing
- Kiyingi Joel
- Amito Queen
- Baguraine Sowedi
For further information please contact: NUTECAW Secretariat at the Mandela National Stadium Jinja Road.
Through the General Secretary
Mr. Kanyana Ezra.
P.O. Box2150, Kampala
Uganda East Africa.
Tel Office 256-414596101