WageIndicator congratulates Nobel Prize laureates from Tunisia - December 10, 2015

As you must be aware, the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on December 10 in Oslo for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The National Dialogue Quartet is composed of four key organizations in Tunisian civil society, i.e., the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers. It was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest. The Quartet established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. It was instrumental in establishing a constitutional system of government which guarantees fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief.

Employers leader Wided Bouchamaoui, one of the Nobel Peace laureates, has urged the international community to help her country succeed in its economic transition and find ways of halting violence. "We now must find a way to say no to terrorists, no to arms, no to wars," Bouchamaoui said in Oslo, a day before she was to be handed the prestigious award. "We have succeeded on a political transition. We now need to succeed in economic transition."

In response to this call for assistence WageIndicator Foundation decided to launch on the day of the ceremony its Tunisian national website as a token of respect and congratulation. The website means to raise awareness on labour rights and regulations in Tunisia, starting from this auspicious occasion. The website also features a national Decent Work Check. The Decent Work Check compares national labour regulations with international labour standards and scores them accordingly. 


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