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Hundreds of thousands of workers go on strike in Tunisia
"Hundreds of thousands of workers go on strike in Tunisia'

' Tunisia's largest trade union, UGTT, is conducting one-day strike today. The news comes after talks with the government failed to raise salaries for 670 000 state employees."

"the Strike affecting airports, ports, schools, hospitals, state media and other state activities. Also the airline Tunisair is affected by several cancellations."

"Prime minister Youssef Chahed said in a statement that the most vital activities will be able to continue, with some interference. He also stated that the government will not raise wages."

"A similar strike was carried out in november last year."

"the International monetary fund (IMF) has demanded that Tunisia will freeze government wages, in order to reduce the country's budget deficit. International borrowers have threatened to stop lending money to Tunisia, whose economy has been in crisis since former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled from power in 2011."

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