Tunis was paralysed yesterday by a wildcat strike of tram and bus workers. They struck to demand the liberation of one of their colleagues, who was arrested on Tuesday after a traffic accident. The driver, Anis Sboui, was released at midday – and the strike was suspended.
In recent weeks, there has been a strike wave in the West and the South of the country – with many demands for the fall of the government, and social demands such as the right to work. The General Federation of Transport union is also threatening to call a general strike on 22 October.