6 October 2012

Tunisia: Cabling - 20 Percent of Workers Laid Off - UGTT

Tunis — "At least 20%, i.e. nearly 10 thousand persons, working in the electronics sectors, specifically in cabling were laid off in 2012, most of who are contract employees," said Mr. Tahar Berberi, Secretary-General of the Federation of Metallurgy and Electronics coming under the Tunisian General Labour Union.

He cited the example of German companies "Leoni" and "METS," specialised in the manufacture of automotive cables. The first has dismissed from its Ezzahra and Mateur plants 600 and 1,300 persons, respectively, and the second has terminated 600 employees, he specified.

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