Administrative committee to discuss national salvation initiative (UGTT)

The national administrative committee of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) will discuss in the next ten days, the “ambiguous” situation of the country and its initiative of national salvation, said Deputy Secretary General of the UGTT, Hfaiedh Hfaiedh, Sunday, in Sousse.

This initiative was launched in collaboration with the National Bar Association, the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) and the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights.

In a statement to the media on the sidelines of the regional council of the Regional Union of Labor Sousse, the trade unionist said that this initiative has not yet been finalised, adding that its axes will be defined in collaboration with partners of the union and components of civil society who will join, thereafter, the initiative.

According to him, the initiative will examine various issues including the possibility of holding early presidential elections and amend the constitution and the electoral law.

“It will also raise other issues such as the formation of a government of national expertise with the prerogatives to enable it to enact a complementary finance law, “he said.

He added that the various proposals from this initiative will be presented to civil society organisations and political parties whose views differ from that of the UGTT.

“These proposals will also be submitted to the President of the Republic, Kais Saied. The UGTT hopes he will react favorably to this initiative,” said the deputy secretary general, noting that his organisation has presented the initiative to Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) but it has not responded.

As for the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP), he stressed that this organisation has not been requested because “it is shaken by internal tug-of-war”.

According to Hfaidh, the Administrative Committee will reiterate its call to implement the agreements reached with the government on September 15. It will also adopt important decisions regarding the expected negative impact of the 2023 budget law in light of certain commitments made by the government to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Source: Tap News Agency