Tunisian Trade Union Chief Rejects IMF Proposals

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A trade union in Tunisia has rejected conditions set by the International Monetary Fund, IMF for a loan to help tackle the country’s economic crisis.

The head of the union Générale Tunisienne du Travail, UGTT Mr. Noureddine Taboubi said that “the union supported reforms, but not what he called the painful options demanded by the IMF.”

 An IMF official said the organisation was ready to start formal talks on a financial bailout.

Last week, the UGTT called a one-day national strike of public sector workers that brought much of the country to a standstill.

 

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