UGTT committed to launch social negotiations in March | Tunisia News Gazette

UGTT committed to launch social negotiations in March

Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi highlighted on Monday the union’s commitment to launch, next March, negotiations on wage increases in the public service and private and public sectors.

The goal is to send out positive signals to workers in these three sectors following the deterioration of the purchasing power and the increased inflation rate, he told media on the fringes of a union meeting held in Tunis to prepare the launch of the wage negotiations.

Social negotiations in the private sector are expected to kick off on March in accordance with the agreement concluded with the UGTT that provides for a wage increase and bonuses up to 6%, he pointed out.

He further noted that he will soon meet with President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Samir Majoul so as to discuss the date on which these negotiations will kick off and to conclude a framework-agreement at the level of the central commission.

Besides, he added that the working conditions in private enterprises and the need to guarantee the attributes of a decent work will be taken into consideration during social negotiations in the private sector.

He further recalled that social negotiations in the public sector and public service were initially set to launch on April but was co-decided with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to bring this date forward.

Source: TAP News Agency

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