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22 Nov 2018 | 10:51 AM UTC

Tunisia: National public sector strike November 22 /update 1

Tunisia News Alert

Public servants hold a strike in Tunis on November 22; associated disruptions underway

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunis

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Event

Around 650,000 workers are taking part in a general strike on Thursday, November 22, over low wages. Public services - including at schools, universities, municipal governments, and ministries - have been suspended, and hospitals are currently staffed with minimal personnel. Associated transportation disruptions are also expected, notably in the capital Tunis where a related protest will take place at Bardo Square, in front of the Parliament, beginning at 11:30 (local time).

Advice

Individuals located in the area are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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