From the TUC

Support our Tunisian brothers and sisters

28 Dec 2010, By

Tunisian trade unionists are protesting about the levels of unemployment (officially 14%), despite attempts by the police to prevent them demonstrating. The Financial Times reports that the demonstrators are being penned in around the head of office of the UGTT (the Tunisian TUC), to stifle dissent – after several days of unrest in the capital, Tunis. The TUC has strong links with the UGTT, including a twinning arrangement between the UGTT Ben Arous region and TUC Yorkshire and the Humber (see this report of a 2008 conference).