Judith Babirye Loses Election to Join NOTU Board

Judith Babirye lost the election to represent informal economy workers on the board of National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) in an election held at Colline Hotel, Mukono over the weekend.

The Buikwe Woman MP lost the seat to Jessica Mwijuka and Amina Nalugya who took up the two seats that are on board.

There were four candidates vying for this with three women and one man called Fred Moses Waida.

The man and Judith Babirye lost the seat to Mwijuka and Nalugya who got 212 votes and 175 votes respectively.

However, Usher Wilson Owere retained his position as the chairperson general a position he has held since 2009.

He vowed that he will complete his campaign of lobbying for a standard minimum wage for various categories of workers in the country as well as pushing for key reforms in the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

The NOTU Secretary General, Peter Werikhe also kept his position on the board.

There was a participation of 350 delegates from the 33 unions that subscribe to NOTU.