Tunisian authorities announced that they thwarted an irregular immigration attempt for 24 Tunisian migrants, including a child and a woman. It has been reported that the migrants were on a boat north of the island of Zembra.
Workers in public institutions throughout the country carried out the call of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) to launch a general strike on Thursday, June 16. The strike decision came in defence of their rights and an expression of their anger at the indifference to their legitimate demands, and in response to the unprecedented deterioration of social conditions in Tunisia.
After Italy expelled migrants who arrived on its soil by sea from Tunisia, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) warned against the intention of some European countries to force migrants to settle in Tunisia.
On June 12, the official spokesman for the construction workers’ coordination said that they had received a promise, during a meeting with the government, to launch an electronic platform to accept the first group of workers concerned with permanent contracts during the next week.