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Union calls on Tunisian government to tackle Security Force issues

The union for National Guard employees has called on the Tunisian government, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior, to tackle issues relating to the Internal Security Forces in order to overcome the tension among its members.

Top priorities for the union include the completion of the terms of the agreement concluded with the Prime Minister in January 2016, especially concerning health and social care, and a review of the situation of those holding degrees which are beyond the educational level required for their jobs.

It has also asked for Law 50 issued in 2013 to be implemented; this addresses compensation for work accidents and illnesses. In addition, the union is asking for a swift introduction of the bill which aims to prevent attacks against the armed forces made in the House of Representatives.

What's more, the Prime Minister is being asked to incorporate the trade union structure into the ratification law project aiming at revising the organisation and management of the National Guard and Civil Protection staff. The Director General of the National Guard, said the union, should invite all involved parties to find a solution for the internal code before introducing the bill to the Ministry of Interior for approval.

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In conclusion, the union encouraged the National Guard leadership to adopt the efficiency and qualification scale when setting up its recruitment plan to take advantage of grants towards administration costs, which are due to be activated in October this year.

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