Education workers affiliated with the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) have confirmed their intention to stage a nationwide strike beginning Wednesday, March 6, following the failure of negotiations with the Ministry of Education. The workers are seeking higher bonuses, promotions, and a lower retirement age, among other demands. Associated demonstrations and transportation disruptions are possible nationwide amid a heightened security presence.
The March 6 start date coincides with the anniversary of the 2003 education sector protests.
Individuals in Tunisia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid related protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for associated disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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