Global unions warn of Tunisia descending into totalitarianism

The Council of Global Unions, which includes the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), warns that Tunisia is on the verge of totalitarianism as a result of a combination of unconstitutional legislation signed by Tunisian President Kais Saied and administrative orders pushed by the Speaker of the Parliament and judicial authorities that severely restrict the right of the Tunisian working people to be informed, monitor the work of public officials, and hold public officials accountable. 

The various global unions claimed that Tunisia is steadily descending into totalitarian rule due to the systematic violations of the right to free speech, restrictions on access to information, particularly those affecting the work of Parliament and the judiciary, and the arbitrary detention of journalists and trade unionists. They demanded Tunisia’s president, parliament and judiciary to reverse course and guarantee the rights and freedoms of the Tunisian people.

Read the full statement.