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Port of Gabes
The strikes which started in November continue (see our article of 22 November 2020).  The port is at a standstill and no vessels are calling there.

Port of La Skhira


The entire industrial zone of La Skhira including the oil and
chemical terminals of  TRAPSA, Groupe Chimique Tunisien, TIFERT, TANKMED
and SEPT, is closed.  No vessels are able to either load or discharge.


Protesters
demanding employment opportunities and new projects for their city have been
blocking all the industrial zone’s entrances since mid-November.  It is
not possible to predict how long the port will be unable to operate.

Court Strikes

Judges
have been on strike for the last two and a half weeks.  The court clerks
joined them last week.  It is not known when either will resume work.

 

All
hearings have been suspended and, as a general rule, it is not possible to
obtain court orders.  However, it would seem that unlike private
organisations, some state bodies (such as the Office des Ceréales) have been
able to obtain orders for court surveys.

The judicial strikers are demanding better working conditions
and pay rises etc.

 

 

Information
provided by

 

Hedia
Ben Alaoui

Director,
Budd Tunisia

hedia.ben-alaoui@budd-pni.com

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