The Bangladeshi nationals and their fellow refugees were headed to Europe when their boat capsized. They were rescued by another vessel which was not allowed permission to dock by Tunisian authorities
Tunisian student activist Sabrine Ayedi discusses the struggle to defend public higher education in her country
The workers also protested against the death of 15 women farm workers in an accident in the city of Sidi Bouzid condemning the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers.
All major opposition parties, including the Workers Party, and trade unions, including the UGTT, have condemned the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers
The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants