Finance Minister Mohamed Nizar Yaich said his department is acting in a proactive way so as to introduce a package of mid-term reforms designed to strengthen the foundations of the national economy, address informal economy and establish an environment conducive to production.
Yaich said, as he met Friday with Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (French: UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi, the government is determined to preserve the economic fabric as the country is faced with the COVID-19 crisis.
There is also keenness to identify mechanisms to keep jobs and protect the rights of the working class and provide decent life conditions to disadvantaged groups.
Yaich and Tabboubi emphasised the key importance of collaboration to mitigate the social and economic impact of the crisis.
UGTT’s Tabboubi said the labour organisation is willing to act in order to preserve the economic and social role of firms and protect employees.
All actors need to work in concert to identify solutions likely to help address the pandemic, he added.