Tunisia is under pressure from the IMF to freeze public sector wages to reduce its budget deficit [STR/EPA-EFE]

Tunisia‘s biggest labour union is staging a nationwide strike to protest against the government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants.

Rail, bus and air traffic stopped while schools, ports, hospitals, government offices and state media were affected on Thursday following the strike by the powerful Tunisia General Labour Union (UGTT).

Tunisia is under

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