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UGTT calls again for injecting new blood into government team

The enlarged executive board of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) on Wednesday called on the various stakeholders and political leaders to place the national interest above all personal, political or partisan considerations, reiterating commitment to injecting new blood in the structures of the state and particularly in the government team.

In a statement issued after its meeting chaired by UGTT Secretary General Nourredine Taboubi, the executive board said that the unilateral decisions of the government is a “leap forward” that will only accentuate the economic crisis and worsen external debt.

The UGTT emphasised the need to adopt the participatory approach in the treatment of major issues, while emphasising a national socio-economic vision that preserves the country’s achievements, including public institutions

Besides, members of the Executive Board denounced the “silence” of the government in the face of inflation that affected almost all products, calling on the government to take all necessary measures to review distribution channels and fight against smuggling.

While commending the start of social negotiations in the private sector, they called on the government to begin negotiations in the civil service and the public sector on time and to accelerate the increase in the gross minimum wage for 2017.

On the other hand, they felt that the ongoing crisis in the education sector is a threat to the future of the pupils, stressing the need to resume dialogue on educational reform by ensuring that all stakeholders are involved.

The Executive Board also urged the Government to engage in a serious, responsible and unconditional dialogue that is able to meet the aspirations of teachers and to ease the social climate.

Source: TAP News Agency

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