The TUC has condemned the recent firebombing of offices of the Tunisian national union centre (UGTT) by the Salafist movement.
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to his counterpart in the Tunisian trade union movement expressing his solidarity.
For more information see: ITUC: Tunisian Salafists firebomb union offices across the country
15 June 2012
Mr Hassine Abassi
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail
Dear Brother Abassi,
Salafist attacks on the UGTT
I was shocked to hear of the recent firebombing of your offices across Tunisia by the Salafist movement.
I have no doubt that the UGTT was targeted by these Islamic fundamentalists precisely because it is a key voice for democracy and workers' rights in your country, witnessed both during the Tunisian revolution and the current fragile transition.
Our thoughts are with you and all our Tunisia sisters and brothers subject to this appalling intimidation. We call on the Tunisian authorities to bring these perpetrators to justice, and put an end to the growing violence caused by the Salafist movement.
We stand with you and are ready to help in any way with can.
Briefing document (200 words) issued 15 Jun 2012
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