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.

ITUC Global Rights Index 2023: The Arab Region Sadly Continues to Hold Worst Region in the World Position

Every year, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) conducts an evaluation of countries based on their respect for collective labor rights and gathers information on internationally recognized rights violations committed by certain governments and employers. The 10th edition of the ITUC Global Rights Index presents an extremely alarming state of workers' rights. Some countries, such as Tunisia, which joins the list of the ten worst countries in the world for workers for the first time, have stood out for particularly pronounced violence and repression...