Tunisian Labor Union Accepts Saied's Calls for National Dialogue
The Tunisian General Labor Union welcomes President Kais Saied's call for a national dialogue regarding the country's future.
The Tunisian General Labor Union confirmed on Saturday that it will participate in the national dialogue that President Kais Saied intends to launch.
The Secretary-General of the Union, Noureddine Taboubi stated that "there is no escape from dialogue to secure the transitional path, and there is no dialogue without the participation of the union." He emphasized that dialogue is one of the Union's constants and traditions, providing that the objectives and mechanisms to be adopted are clear.
Taboubi explained that national dialogue with youth is very important and that the union should be an active partner in communications.
The Secretary-General pointed out that he is not in a confrontation with the country's president, but differs from him in some "trends and ideas," calling on President Saied to announce the content of his programs.
"The future of Tunisia cannot be determined without the participation of the Union," Taboubi proclaimed. He announced that the Union would decide after discussions whether it will support Saied's programs or not.
Earlier during a cabinet meeting, Saied stated that a sincere and honest national dialogue would be launched, in which Tunisian youth would be able to engage.
Saied disclosed that the discussions will cover a range of issues, including the political and electoral systems, and it would be radically different from previous experiences.
Tunisia has been experiencing a severe political crisis since July when Saied implemented exceptional measures, which included dismissing the Prime Minister, freezing the Parliament's work, and lifting the immunity of all its members.