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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Tunisia

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Tunisia, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 21 February 2018]
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Workers excluded from collective bargaining: Workers in export processing zones and domestic workers are excluded from the right to bargain collectively.

Death threats against unionists: The Secretary General of the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) has been the subject of death threats. The union suspect that Salafists groups are behind the threats since they are constantly accusing the UGTT of hampering economic development.

Prohibition of demonstrations: The Ministry of the Interior regularly prohibits demonstrations on Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis.

Interference in union premises: The Headquarters and the regional offices of the UGTT have been damaged by unknown persons. The UGTT suspects the League for the Protection of the Revolution. Even though an investigation commission was set up in December 2012, no report has been presented because of pressure exerted by the ruling party on the commission.

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