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Tunisian state workers strike as pay rise rejected under pressure from IMF

A breakdown in wage negotiations between the government and the unions over a civil service pay rise led to a November 22 strike.The strike was precipitated by the government’s rejection of the workers’ wage demands under pressure from the IMF.

Source: Middle East Eye

Privatization of public enterprises must be subject to a public debate

As the debate over privatization intensifies, the UGTT is demanding that “the restructuring of public enterprises and, where appropriate, their privatization,” must be subject to “a public debate on the benefits to be derived for the country in both cases.” A breakdown in wage negotiations between the government and the unions over a civil service pay rise led to a November 22 strike.

Source: Kapitalis

The government yielded to UGTT demands and partially backed off from plans to freeze public sector pay

In the wake of a budget agreement in which the government yielded to UGTT demands and partially backed off from plans to freeze public sector pay, the Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Fadhel Abdelkéfi, hints that public enterprises may eventually face privatization, but not now.

Source: www.zawya.com