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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.

Young trade union leaders in MENA region complete training

19 December, 2018Thirty-two young trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Tunisia and Morocco became the first to graduate from a training programme set up to build capacity among young leaders and potential leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 

General strike in Tunisia against government cuts

23 November, 2018On 22 November, 670,000 public sector workers of the Tunisian union federation Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) took part in a general strike to demand higher wages.

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.

Tunisian metalworkers’ strike results in salary increase

9 November, 2017Steadfast determination from IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Tunisia has secured a pay rise for workers in the metal sector, following industrial action in September and the threat of further strike action later this month.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.