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Tunisia

Local and Regional Government/Municipal sector

28 August 2012

Local and regional governments (LRG)/municipal sector workers run essential services in cities, metropolitan areas and territories servicing millions of people and communities every day. Our members work in public administrations; public utilities such as water and sanitation, electricity, and solid waste. They operate public transport and maintain public spaces; work in social, culture and education services such as libraries, museums, kindergartens, schools and universities. They are health and social services workers. Firefighters, emergency, medical first responders and municipal police are also among LRG/municipal workers. PSI defends and promotes the union and labour rights of LRG/municipal workers and advocates their decent working and living conditions so that they can sustainably deliver accessible, quality public services to the local communities and territories they serve and successfully confront the many challenges posed by rapid urbanization and globalization. Join the discussion on PSI's LRG/Municipal Workers Facebook Group.

Tunisia: Thousands protest after attacks on union

29 February 2012

Following a series of attacks on its offices around the country, the General Tunisian Workers Union (Union générale des travailleurs tunisiens UGTT) organised a demonstration on 25 February. Around five thousand people marched through the centre of Tunis to call for the government to resign.

Speakers and participants presenting their website/activity during the meeting of the PSI Communication Action Network, Tunis, 31 October-4 November 2011

PSI CAN speakers

24 November 2011

Speakers and participants presenting their website/activity during the meeting of the PSI Communication Action Network, Tunis, 31 October-4 November 2011

Meeting with AFTURD

24 November 2011

PSI Communicators' Action Network visits the Human Rights League of Tunisia (Ligue Tunisienne pour la défense des droits de l'Homme, Nov 3, 2011. Photo: Maria Wattne

Human Rights League of Tunisia (LTDH)

24 November 2011

PSI Communicators' Action Network visits the Human Rights League of Tunisia (Ligue Tunisienne pour la défense des droits de l'Homme, Nov 3, 2011. Photo: Maria Wattne

PSI Communicators' Action Network reporting from union activities in Tunis, Tunisia, November 2, 2011

Video: Tunisian agricultural workers protesting corruption

24 November 2011

PSI Communicators' Action Network reporting from union activities in Tunis, Tunisia, November 2, 2011

The first PSI Communicators’ Action Network event was held in Tunisia in the autumn of 2011. This initiative combined media skills training, on-location reporting and solidarity exchange.

PSI Communicators’ Action Network Tunisia

24 November 2011

The first PSI Communicators’ Action Network event was held in Tunisia in the autumn of 2011. This initiative combined media skills training, on-location reporting and solidarity exchange.

Desertec: what are the implications for Africa?

22 Nov 2011

The Desertec plan is a highly ambitious, large-scale project designed to harness renewable energy such as solar and wind power to generate large amounts of electricity. It will do this by establishing solar as well as wind plants in the Sahara desert in countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Privatisation

08 November 2011

Quality public services are the foundation of democratic societies and successful economies. They ensure that everyone has equal access to vital services, including as health care, education, electricity, clean water and sanitation. When these services are privatised, maximizing corporate profits replaces the public interest as the driving force. Privatisation is a dangerous trend that must be reversed.