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Many UGTT militants and supporters were physically attacked, among them national executive members and some of the victims have been hospitalised.
PSI has written to the Tunisian President, saying that trade unions cannot exercise their rights in a climate of violence, pressure or threats against their leaders or members and urging the government to find a solution to the crisis while upholding the rights of its citizens. It is the duty of the government to protect the rights of trade unions and to make sure that a full and prompt investigation is carried out in order to identify those who have instigated and carried out these attacks.
PSI also calls on the Tunisian Government to work together with the UGTT so that a solution for this crisis can be found, and to ensure that no further violence occurs, in particular in relation to the general protest action announced by the UGTT for 13 December.