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Train Employees Go on Strike in Tunisia over Unmet Govt Pledges
Employees of state-owned National Society of Tunisian Railways went on strike on Thursday over unmet government pledges.
The one-day strike included the freight transport, commuter, long-distance and suburb lines.
The employees were demanding the implementation of a previous agreement signed with the government years ago and the settlement of professional matters including promotions and work conditions.
This strike coincided with the Tunisian General Labor Union protests that have been ongoing for weeks against the ruling authority’s policies and current social situation.
Head of the "private railways syndicate", Najib Al-Jelassi said the strike “was not the aim but the means” to obtain the rights of employees.
The strike is the result of the authority’s failure to fulfill its previous commitments, he added.
Separately, the Independent High Authority for Elections is mulling plans to hold municipal elections later this year. They were first held on May 6, 2018.
Independent High Authority for Elections president Farouk Bouasker expected the elections to take place between June 15 and the beginning of July.
He stressed that the Authority was ready to stage the polls.
Saudi dates exports surges by 5.4% in 2022
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) has revealed that the Saudi date exports recorded an increase by 5.4% in 2022, compared to 2021, exceeding SR1 billion ...
20 Umrah pilgrims killed in bus crash near Abha
At least 20 Umrah pilgrims were killed and 29 others injured when a bus carrying the pilgrims overturned and caught fire at Aqaba Shaar in the southern Asir region Monday aftern...
Israel's president joins calls to ditch judicial reform
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary was facing mounting opposition on Monday, with the country's ceremonial president urging for an immediate halt...
Ministry of Interior: No license for firearms to people with criminal records
The Ministry of Interior has announced that no licenses for firearms will be issued to anyone with a criminal record. This is one of the terms and conditions for obtaining a lic...
KAUST partnerships in China to accelerate knowledge, technology exchange
As a leading institute of research excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) joined forces with leading business and ...
SR2,000 fine if not making way for ambulances
The General Directorate of Traffic (Muroor) has revealed the penalties that will be imposed on violators of traffic instructions regarding making way for ambulances.
CST seeks feedback from public on maritime radio services document
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has invited the public to submit their input on the Maritime Radio Services Regulations Document, which aims to regulat...
Online trolls are taking a toll in China
Six months after sharing a photograph on Chinese social media celebrating her graduate school admission with her bedridden grandfather, Zheng Linghua died.
Guidelines issued for fencing construction sites
Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al-Hogail has approved the guidelines for fencing construction sites for residential, commercial and governmental projects...
Saudi Arabia bans poultry from Argentine region, lifts ban on French imports
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has imposed a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat, table eggs and allied products from Buenos Aires, Argentina, following the ou...
Saeed Al-Ghamdi appointed as new SNB Chairman
Saudi National Bank (SNB) has appointed Saeed Mohammed Al-Ghamdi as its new chairman.
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