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14 Aug 2018 | 02:22 AM UTC

Tunisia: Union rail workers to strike August 16 /update 1

Tunisia News Alert

Unionized rail workers plan to strike nationwide August 16; disruptions to SNCFT service expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia

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Event

The Tunisian General Union of Labour (UGTT) announced that a general strike will be held by rail workers on Thursday, August 16. The strike is expected to cause service disruptions for the national rail operator, SNCFT, throughout the country. Negotiations are ongoing between UGTT representatives and the SNCFT as of Monday, August 13. The strike was initially scheduled for August 2 but was postponed to allow for the talks.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to confirm rail timetables, consider alternative forms of transportation, and allow additional time to travel.

 

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