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PROFILE: Trade unions paving the way to stability

2 December, 2014As free, democratic and independent unions are gaining strength throughout the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), Tunisia is an incredible example of how unions can play a key role in building new democratic societies.

Textile and garment unions advance organizing in Tunisia and Morocco

24 April, 2017Textile and garment union affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union met in Tunisia and Morocco to further develop key organizing objectives and put into action their sectorial organizing plans.

Tunisia – Trade Unions Welcome New Constitution

30 January, 2014Tunisia's National Assembly has approved the final articles of the country's new Constitution that enshrines freedom of association, right to strike, gender equality and women's protection against violence.

Pact on decent jobs signed in Tunisia

17 January, 2013Tunisian workers mark the second anniversary of the revolution that put an end to the regime of President Ben Ali with a benchmark agreement on the creation of decent jobs.

Tunisia: UGTT calls on employers’ organization to take union claims seriously

13 August, 2018Tunisian trade unions representing the private sector, under the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), accused employers’ organization, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) of not taking its demands seriously relating to an agreement on the increase in wages in the private sector concluded on 10 March 2018.

Airbus refuses to respect workers' rights in Tunisia

2 May, 2013In Fouchana, a suburb of Tunis, the female workers of Latélec, a subsidiary of French Group Latécoère, which is a sub-contractor for Airbus, demand that their trade union rights be respected. As a result the company threatens to leave the country.

Violence breaks-out in Tunisia against union

6 December, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joins in protests in Tunis and condemns the violent attacks on UGTT members and their head office, which left dozens injured.

North African aerospace unions come together to build power

3 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional aerospace conference was held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 28-29 November 2016.

IndustriALL supports democracy process in Tunisia

26 March, 2013Ahead of the World Social Forum in Tunis, IndustriALL meets with the government and UGTT unions to reconfirm its support for the democratic development process in Tunisia.

Facing the challenges to sustainable industrial policy

4 November, 2014Since the Arab Spring in 2010, trade unions in Tunisia have worked with the government and political parties to maintain stabililty and to avoid the violence experienced in neighboring countries. Yet unions have not played a strong role in policy-making, labour legislation is not enforced and it does not serve the workers' interests.