By Martha Nakimuli
Makerere University lectures are protesting again.This time it is over allowances for evening lectures.
The strike on Monday left students from the School of Law stranded with no lecturer showing up.The lecturers used to earn some good money from evening lectures depending on their qualification and the module taught.The allowance was however scrapped and the money was added to the consolidated allowance.
The consolidated allowance was created following weeks of negotiation between the Makerere University Council and staff in a bid to end a strike by the latter who were then seeking a pay double as a condition to resume work.
The staff and Council then agreed that since the university could not manage a double pay for the staff just yet, all allowances at Makerere would be merged to foot an allowance increment for all staff.
With the deal ,each member of staff was to get a monthly salary and receive 70% allowance increment bankrolled by the consolidated fund.
It was also agreed upon that no member of staff would be paid allowance for teaching on evening.