Tunisian union confronts president with nationwide strike

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Tunisian union confronts president with nationwide strike


Updated 4 hours ago Published Jun 16, 2022 1:40 PM



Tunisian Labor Party spokesman Hamma Hammami is among protesters blocked by police as they make their way to the headquarters of the electoral authority ISIE, during a rally against their president, in Tunis on June 4, 2022 The industry strike today to demand pay rises and concessions on impending reforms, increasing pressure on a president already facing a series of crises. — AFP photo, June 16, 2022.

Tunisia’s main union is today staging a broad public sector strike to demand pay rises and concessions on impending reforms, increasing the pressure on a president already facing a series of crises.

Up to three million workers could observe the strike, closing 159 state agencies and public companies, causing cancellations at airports and shutting down public transport, the postal service and utility companies.


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