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Women union members in Tunisia campaign to support an end to gender-based violence at work, efforts supported by the Solidarity Center. Credit: Media Makhlouf

The Solidarity Center in Tunisia works with labor unions to strengthen their capacity to respond to workers’ needs and promote their rights.

The Solidarity Center supports the efforts of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), a 2015 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in brokering a peaceful path to democracy, in establishing true democracy in the country.

The Solidarity Center also assists the UGTT address the urgent need to engage with and reach out to workers by empowering women and young workers to become more active trade union members, campaign for worker rights and democracy and take part in high-level union leadership.

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French, Moroccan and Tunisian Unions Plan Call-Center Strike

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Tunisia Union Campaign Wins Big Victory for Workers with Disabilities

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670,000 Public-Sector Workers Strike in Tunisia

670,000 Public-Sector Workers Strike in Tunisia

Some 670,000 workers in Tunisia waged a nationwide one-day strike today to protest the government’s refusal to increase wages for civil servant workers. The strike follows months of intense negotiations between the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) and the...

Naziha Kdimi: Women Must Persist in Breaking Gender Molds

Naziha Kdimi: Women Must Persist in Breaking Gender Molds

In Tunisia’s southern Gafsa region, Naziha Kdimi, a higher education teacher, struggled for years to gain acceptance among her male union peers. This year, Kdimi was elected assistant general secretary for a regional union body covering the area for the General Union...

Solidarity Center’s Barkallah Receives Top Union Award

Solidarity Center’s Barkallah Receives Top Union Award

Kalthoum Barkallah, Solidarity Center senior program officer and master trainer in Tunisia, this week received a lifetime achievement award from the General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT). The award, the nationwide union’s highest honor, is given to union activists...

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