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Public sector strike paralyses Tunisia

Public sector strike paralyses Tunisia
Thursday 17
20:50 2019

TUNIS: A public sector strike brought Tunisia to a standstill Thursday as workers heeded calls from a powerful trade union to stay home over demands for wage hikes and economic reforms. Across the country, schools were closed, public offices shuttered and transport paralysed after calls for a 24-hour strike by the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT). Only one flight took off from the international airport in Tunis, the transport ministry told AFP. The UGTT had addressed its call to the country’s 677,000 civil servants and 350,000 employees of state-owned companies, who make up nearly a quarter of the Tunisian workforce. ...

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Summary: TUNIS: A public sector strike brought Tunisia to a standstill Thursday as workers heeded calls from a powerful trade union to stay home over demands for wage hikes and economic reforms. Across the country, schools were closed, public offices shuttered and transport paralysed after calls for a 24-hour strike by ...

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