- International Labour Organization World Employment (ILO) and Social Outlook report for 2023, shows that 44% of Ugandan essential workers are underpaid.
- These workers are in crucial industries like health and security, yet they earn the lowest wages.
- 90 countries were sampled in the ILO report of which Kenya had the most alarming salary statistics.
According to the 2023 International Labour Organization World Employment and Social Outlook, at least 44% of Uganda's essential workers are underpaid.
According to the report, which examines crucial industries in various global economies, including Uganda, workers in crucial industries like health and security continue to earn the lowest wages despite putting in long hours. This is true even though these industries are crucial, particularly during emergency episodes like the Covid-19 pandemic.
ILO reports that some of the workers in the aforementioned sectors are subjected to indecent working conditions, which include long deployment hours and delayed pay.