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
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”.