The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE), the national umbrella of employers, has stated a programme to train employers in industrial relations and employment programme in its bid to calm the employer-employee relations in Uganda.
Speaking at the FUE’s annual general assembly, the Executive Director, Rosemary Ssenabulya, unveiled that the body has started a training programme given her concern towards the how employers across the different sizes and sectors are losing cases that start as simple work-place issues of today.
“The federation of Uganda Employers has designed and developed the only Executive Training in Employment relations (ETER) in Uganda proudly launched today,” Ssenabulya said. Speaking to journalists, she explained that the executive training in employement programme looks to see trainees cover modules in labour laws, regulations in practice, conflict management and employement relations.
Ssenabulya noted that the course set by foreign labour experts and International Labour Organization Tripartite (ILO) will be set for nine months at a fee. At the ceremony, the FUE Chairperson, Nicholas Okwir, thanked the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development for reviving the Industrial Court and the continued support to the FUE.
Speaking to The Sunrise, Okwir appealed to the employers to embrace the newly-introduced training programme as being crucial to employers. He noted that the training also seeks to redress the FUE mission which is to enhance employers’ competitiveness through policy advocacy by fostering best employment relations and provision of business development services.
In the same vein, Ssenabulya announced that analysis is already underway as FUE gears up for the annual Employer of the Year Awards that seeks to identify, rank, reward, recognize and spur on providers of decent employment by recognizing the best practice in the employement industry.
According to Ssenabulya, employers’ awards are scheduled for the 24th August and she confirmed that currently a survey is going as registration is still open until the end of April.