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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.

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.

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.

Unions in the Middle East and North Africa see growing participation of women

8 March, 2017An initiative by the IndustriALL Global Union women’s network in the Middle East and North Africa has lead to growing participation of women in unions, and the emergence of women leaders.

Government in Tunisia cedes to union pressure

13 December, 2012Following a series of mobilizations and a two-day meeting with the representatives of the Government the national trade union center of Tunisia, UGTT, decided to revoke the strike announced for 13 December.

Tunisian metalworkers announce sector-wide strike

17 October, 2017***UPDATE*** The strike has been postponed and is now due to take place on 15, 16 and 17 November. IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Tunisia, the Fédération Générale de la Métallurgie et de l'Electronique - FGME-UGTT, has announced a three-day strike from 24 to 26 October 2017 by workers in the foundries and mechanical engineering sector.

New wave of unrest in Tunisia

14 February, 2013After the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaïd on 6 February, a general strike was called by the General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT).

Colourful rally opens World Social Forum in Tunisia

28 March, 2013Tens of thousands of people rally in the streets as the World Social Forum opens in Tunis. “Another world is possible” confirm the demonstrators, demanding social justice instead of neo-liberal policies.

First regional mining workshop held in Morocco

21 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional mining workshop was held on 30 November and 1 December 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco.

Tunisian unions strike against IMF austerity

17 January, 2019Tunisian union federation the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) is taking strike action in the civil service and public sector today after failing to agree a wage increase with the government.