New Controversy in Tunisia: Government Suspends Salaries of 17,000 Teachers and Dismisses 350 School Principals

Amid an ongoing economic crisis, Tunisia is facing a highly contentious governmental decision: the suspension of salary payments for 17,000 teachers and the dismissal of 350 school principals. These measures come in the wake of teacher protests demanding higher wages. According to the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), nearly 30% of teachers are affected by this decision.

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Tunisia: A Sector in Search of Support to Overcome Economic Challenges

Resolution A/RES/71/279 of the United Nations General Assembly established the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day with the aim of highlighting their significant contribution to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These enterprises, which represent 90% of the global economic fabric and contribute 50% to the gross national product (GNP), constitute the backbone of our economies. They alone represent 70% of businesses and generate over 50% of employment globally.

Tunisia: UGTT organises a large protest march to denounce the repression of trade union freedoms

After demonstrations organised in 9 governorates of the country on 18 February, demonstrations after which the General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Esther Lynch, was expelled from Tunisia on the orders of the President of the Republic, the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) is organising a protest march in Tunis on 4 March to denounce the deterioration of the socio-economic situation, the government’s disengagement from the agreements signed with various syndicates, and the restrictions on trade union freedoms.