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15 Jan 2019 | 04:15 AM UTC

Tunisia: Nationwide general strike planned January 17

Tunisia News Alert

Tunisian labor union calls for nationwide general strike January 17; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia


The Tunisian General Union of Labor (UGTT) has called for a nationwide general strike on Thursday, January 17. According to union representatives, the strike is being organized to demand better wages and work conditions for civil servants. Associated demonstrations are possible in Tunis and other major cities nationwide. A heightened security presence as well as associated transportation and business disruptions are expected in affected areas on Thursday.


Individuals in Tunisia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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