Inner circles | Tunisia
UGTT trade union at heart of economic and political negotiations with Kais Saied

Noureddine Taboubi, secretary-general of the UGTT.
Noureddine Taboubi, secretary-general of the UGTT. © Mohamed Messara/EPA/MaxPPP
The powerful UGTT trade union has reaffirmed its role as a key player in Tunisian politics by refusing to participate in the national dialogue as defined by President Kais Saied. Noureddine Taboubi, its secretary-general, is taking part in negotiations with the IMF and at the Carthage Palace with the head of state. But he is nevertheless facing internal challenges. [...]
Published on 03.06.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 6 minutes
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