Category: Labor

Unionist Protest Floods Streets of Downtown Tunis

Unionist Protest Floods Streets of Downtown Tunis

| 25 February 2012 | 6 Comments

  Today downtown Tunis echoed with the sound of the national anthem and cries of “Dégage!”, as well over one thousand protesters took the street in defense of the country’s largest and most powerful union. The protest began Saturday morning at Mohamed Ali square, where the headquarters of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) are [...]

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Tunisian Union and Political Party Suspect Ennahda Supporters Behind Recent Attacks

Tunisian Union and Political Party Suspect Ennahda Supporters Behind Recent Attacks

| 22 February 2012 | 3 Comments

Following incidents of vandalism at headquarters across the country on Monday, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) has accused supporters of the moderate Islamist party Ennahda of being behind the attacks. It was initially reported that the union’s local office in Feriana (the governorate of Kasserine) sustained significant burns. However, a member of the UGTT’s [...]

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Gas Station Managers’ Strike May Leave Tunisian Motorists Running on Empty

Gas Station Managers’ Strike May Leave Tunisian Motorists Running on Empty

| 15 February 2012 | 3 Comments

A Tunisian association of gas station managers declared on Monday that they would launch a general strike on February 25th, potentially paralyzing fueling stations all around the country. The announcement, from the National Chamber of Fuel Agents (NCFA), comes at a time when petrol smuggling across the Libyan and Algerian borders into Tunisia is rampant. [...]

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British Gas and Yazaki Plants Will Not Shut Down in Tunisia

British Gas and Yazaki Plants Will Not Shut Down in Tunisia

| 04 January 2012 | 1 Comment

Rumors about the Yazaki group and British Gas shutting down their plants in Tunisia have been formally denied by officials during a meeting with interim prime minister Hamadi Jebali, yesterday, January 3rd in Kasbah. Sami Skander, the vice president of British Gas in North Africa, Middle East and Asia, stated that despite the hardships the [...]

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Tunisian Social Security Workers Strike Nationwide

Tunisian Social Security Workers Strike Nationwide

| 09 December 2011 | 0 Comments

A strike was organized yesterday, December 8th, by social security workers – mainly employees from the National Social and Medical Care Fund. The National Medical Care Fund (CNAM), the National Retirement Fund (CNRPS), the Center of Social Security Related Research and the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) all participated in the strike. Additionally, social security [...]

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UGTT calls for end to strikes until October 23

UGTT calls for end to strikes until October 23

| 23 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) posted a new daring announcement yesterday, 22 September. The unusual statement called for the end of all kinds of strikes in all establishments until the elections. The declaration highlighted the delicacy of the current period and stressed that all kinds of social disturbances will affect Tunisia’s path towards free and [...]

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Reconciliation Between Protestors and Enfidha Cement Company

Reconciliation Between Protestors and Enfidha Cement Company

| 15 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The Enfidha Cement Company retrieved its equipment from protesters after the company arrived at an agreement with the inhabitants of the town Ain M’dhaker, in the delegation of Enfidha, on Tuesday, September 13th. Inhabitants of this town had confiscated the company’s equipment, which brought a halt to the company’s work beginning on January 23rd. The [...]

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Union of Tunisian Workers Decides Not to Run in Constituent Assembly Elections

Union of Tunisian Workers Decides Not to Run in Constituent Assembly Elections

| 04 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The Union of Tunisian Workers (UTT), decided yesterday, September 3rd,  not to run in the Constituent Assembly Elections, stating that it will endorse all lists which strongly support workers’ rights and the development of social legislation. UTT asserted that it is leaving the door open for its members and supporters to vote for whichever lists [...]

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Study on Jobs Creation in Energy Sector

Study on Jobs Creation in Energy Sector

| 02 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The National Agency of Energy Conservation (ANME) is currently conducting a study to assess the impact and the capacity of control programs in energy to create jobs over the next 20 years, said Ms. Noura Laaroussi, executive director of the agency in an interview with TAP. According to her, the study will offer an action [...]

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September: Month of Jobs and Development

September: Month of Jobs and Development

| 28 August 2011 | 16 Comments

During the coming month of September, the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, in collaboration with other ministerial departments and with several partners from different sectors (public, private and civil society) will organize a month of employment and regional development under the slogan, “employment is the responsibility of all.” Ms. Ramla Jaber, a communication advisor [...]

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