Tunisia’s most powerful union has called for a second general strike in protest at government economic policies.
The UGTT has about a million members, and its last nationwide strike earlier this month brought the north African country to a standstill.
The Tunisian government is preparing to negotiate a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to save public finances from bankruptcy.
The union, which represents many public sector workers, has said it will refuse to accept IMF demands for a wage freeze and cuts in food and energy subsidies.
No date has yet been set for the strike.