They also demanded that public sector jobs should be made available for the unemployed.
The elections being held on October 13 will see a contest between Kais Saied, a 61-year-old-law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a 56-year-old media mogul and founder of the Nessma TV channel
Seven million Tunisians vote in the second elections since the revolution of 2011. The elections take place amid the failure of major parties to confront the economic crisis facing the country
Tunisia is all set to have its second presidential elections since the 2011 revolution on September 15. We take a look at the key issues, the major political forces and the vision of the left
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
In this episode, we report from Buenos Aires on the major developments in the Latin American countries of Venezuela and Colombia.
The strike call was made after negotiations between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union over wage hikes failed. The country has been rocked by protests following the government implementing IMF-ordered austerity measures
The Palestinian BDS National Committee termed the action against the Cornelius A, which was prevented from docking at the Rades port, a “first of its kind victory in the Arab world”.