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UGTT rejects government’s headlong policy (Nourredine Tabboubi)

The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) rejects the headlong policy adopted by the government that seeks to apply diktats of global financial community, UGTT Secretary-General Nourredine Tabboubi said on Tuesday, affirming the union’s keenness to cope with all attempts aiming to impose these decisions.

Speaking at a large meeting on Labour Day, held at El-Menzah Sports Centre, Tabboubi reiterated determination to counter divestment of the public sector by revamping it, improving its financial balances, promoting the quality of its services and rationalising its governance so as to guarantee the sustainability of the public service.

The UGTT will face all attempts aiming to subjugate the public media and use the public administration, all while fighting against the return of tyranny, he indicated.

The union refuses to renounce concluded agreements, attack the union and its symbols, undermine its independence and fix its intervention and action fields, he added.

In this respect, he indicated that hidden and declared political disputes regarding the upcoming municipal elections have increased. All governments have failed to handle the worsening economic crisis the country is going through, he estimated.

According to statistics, Tunisians estimate that the country is on the wrong track and that the households’ material situation has worsened compared the previous year, he said.

Tabboubi further spoke of the unprecedented increase in the overall and foreign debt (+70%) and the acceleration of inflation rates at record level last march (7.6%) due to the spread of the parallel trade and speculation, notably at the level of distribution channels and devaluation of the Tunisian dinar to its lowest levels, hence leading to an economic downturn and fall of investment, employment and tax revenues.

The UGTT that has always overcome fabricated crises will always stand by the workers’ side and defend their interest so as to promote their living conditions, achieve social justice, defend the public services, especially the public school, public health, social housing and public transport, he added.

Source: TAP News Agency

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