Tunisia: deal between govt and El Kamour protesters - media

After three years of protests for development and jobs

27 October, 11:36

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, OCTOBER 27 - A Tunisian government delegation has reached a deal with the coordinating body of the 'El Kamour' sit-in protesters in the Tataouine governorate in southern Tunisia, said the Tataouine governorate in a statement.

    The deal puts an end to more than three years of tensions at oil production sites in the country's south.

    The demonstrators were protesting against the lack of implementation of the deal between labour unions and the government in favour of employment in the region.

    The deal was signed in 2017 and foresaw the hiring of thousands of workers as well as development in the region.

    As part of their protests, on July 16 the demonstrators closed the valve for local oil distribution, and it has remained close since that time.

    The main points of the deal regard jobs in the local environmental company and annual budgets dedicated to development in the region of Tataouine.

    The government also agreed to not prosecute the young protesters, on the condition that they immediately lift all blocks at oil sites.

    The deal comes after three years of negotiations that were suspended on numerous occasions. (ANSAmed).

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