The resolution was made during a joint general assembly held on Monday afternoon at the Makerere Main Hall where staff unanimously demanded respect of their associations and leaders.
A fully packed assembly was attended by staff belonging to the Makerere Administrative Staff Association (Masa), Makerere University Academic Staff Association (Muasa) and the support staff under the National Union of Education Institutions.
Makerere staff went on strike at the start of the semester following the suspension of Bennet Magara and Joseph Kalema; both leaders of Masa and Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the Muasa chairperson, for alleged misconduct and violation of the terms of their employment.
The staff demanded the immediate reinstatement of their colleagues, arguing that they were irregularly suspended. Prof John Jean Barya, a law don advised the members of staff not to resume work because similar scenarios, sometimes the negotiations can take even more than two years.
Prof Edward Nector Mwavu, the Muasa vice chairperson speaking after the emergency general assembly said the staff want their staff leaders reinstated within three days before they can resume work.
Diana Ahumuza from Law School urged staff colleagues not to return to work unless their association leaders are reinstated.
During the assembly, the staff invited the vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe who in his address to staff said he was ready to uphold dialogue and mutual respect for his colleagues in staff association.
He appealed to staff to return to work saying that the institution was losing so much due to the strike. But his appeals were turned by staff who said they only want their leaders back.