AFRICA — TUNISIA : The second round of national dialogue on the initiative of the UGTT, scheduled for early May, comes nearly eight months after the first stage of the same Congress which was held on October 16. The first step took place in a particular climate marked in particular by the legal and political controversy that prevailed on the national political scene on "the end of the electoral legitimacy on 23 October 2012". — TUNISIA : The Secretary General of UGTT, the General Union of Tunisian Workers, claims to have submitted a report highlighting "the extent of the damage that targeted the UGTT in the events of December 4, 2012 "to the head of government. After the meeting, the prime minister told the representatives of the national press that the commission of inquiry into the events of December 4 failed to reach a common and consensual conclusion between union representatives and those of government, which has given rise to two separate reports instead of one. — CONGO - KINSHASA : Professors at the University of Lubumbashi (UNILU) that launched an indefinite strike from Monday, April 29, announced Saturday that "Classes will resume as soon as they receive the balance of their salaries for February and March 2013. " — MOROCCO : “Trade union unity for dignity, freedom and social justice" is the theme chosen by the Democratic Federation of Labour to celebrate the May Day this year. The Moroccan working class will celebrate this occasion in a confused situation, marked by a series of failures of government which could not implement the operationalization of the Constitution and promises made when taking office. — WORLD — CANADA : After weeks of events across Quebec, tens of thousands of Quebecers gathered at “La Fontaine Park”, “la place du Canada” and at the “Guy-Favreau Complex” in Montreal for a day of protest against the sacking of EI (Employment Insurance). This event is held on the occasion of the celebrations of the International Day of workers’ May 1. Initiated by the Quebec unions and two major organizations defending the rights of the unemployed, the Quebec Coalition against the reform of EI took a scale rarely seen now bringing together now a wide range of trade unions, Quebec municipalities, producers and farmers, students and many economic, social and artistic community of Quebec organizations.
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