Welcome to Industrial Court

Labour Justice for All


An individual who works part-time or full-time under a contract of employment, whether oral or written, express or implied, and has recognized rights and duties is called worker or an employee.

Industrial Court

Our Main goal is to Ensure Compliance with International Labour Organisation Conventions which aim to improve labour standards of people in Uganda and to provide a platform for people to Equitably express their labour grievances so as to achieve equal Opportunity in Employment.


An employer is an organization, institution, government entity, agency, company, professional services firm, nonprofit association, small business, store, or individual who employs or puts to work, a person who is called an employee. In exchange for the employee’s work or services, the employer pays compensation that may include a salary, an hourly wage, and benefits.

Court Pre-session

Court Pre-session


On 17th March 2017, the presession meetings commenced at the Court premises in Ntinda with 74 Labour disputes due to end on 17th May 2017

 Court Circuit

Court Circuit


On 05th December 2016 the Court held a court circuit at Lira High Court and Chief Margistrates Premises officiated by the Chief Judge who said that, the Court's jurisdiction is Referral and its functions are to arbitrate Labour Disputes referred to it under the Act: adjudicating questions of law arising from references to it by any other LAW; and dispose of the Labour disputes with out undue delay

Court Circuit

Court Circuit


The Chief Judge informed the Gulu public that, the Industrial court operates on a sessional but day to day basis, and that it sits as a panel of 02 judges with 03 Panelists representing Employees, one Workers and the third one as an Independent member. He further, informed them that the Court is going to handle thirteen(13) Labour suits of original labour disputes, claims and other labour dispute references from the district labour office.



Staff Induction

On Saturday 04th march 20017, the Court staff were inducted for the first time and the workshop took place at Ministers Village Hotel in Ntinda Kampala. This was Officiated by the Chief judge and Conducted by the Registrar of the Court. Facilitators from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

Our Partners

International Labour Organisation

International Labour Organisation


Only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 186 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Justice Law and Order sector

Justice Law and Order sector


JLOS is a sector wide approach adopted by the Government of Uganda to bring together Institutions with closely linked mandates of administering justice and maintaining law and order and human rights, into developing a common vision, policy framework, unified on objectives and plan over the medium term. It focuses on a holistic approach to improving access to and administration of justice through the sector wide approach to planning, budgeting, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Uganda Legal Information Institute

Uganda Legal Information Institute


The Uganda Legal Information Institute is an internet facility that provides the public with legal information relating to Uganda, with a view of promoting and supporting the rule of law. The main aims are; to Improve on-going collection of case law in electronic format from courts of record, ensure completeness of the database for covered years for all courts, scanning of older collection, to digest the judgments to enhance the textual search capacity online, improve use of the website by conducting training and promotion plus publishing law reports from the case law already online.


what is happening at Industrial court
News and Notices

Judicial officers’ strike

The on-going judges’ and magistrate’s strike started on 27th August 2017 affecting litigants across the entire country. Judges and magistrates reached a decision to lay down their tools on 22nd July 2017 if the government Read more...

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Industrial Court, Plot 25-27 Off Matyr's way Ntinda, P.o.Box 21456 kampala.

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Tel: +256(0) 414 697 513