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25 Okt 2020

Sub-Saharan migrant workers in Tunisia are victim of discrimination and economic exploitation, study finds


The Tunisian Form on Economic Social Rights released a study exploring general socio-economic aspects, pathways and aspirations of Sub-saharan migrant workers in Tunisia.

The study finds that 35% of migrant workers suffer poor working conditions including long working hours and poor pay. Workers admitted recurrent reasons for changing jobs as follows ; exploitation (84.90%), disrespect (75.60%), harassment (20%), violence (3%), inadequate wages and bad working conditions (3%).

17,7% of migrants stated that employers controlled their off-duty movements.

According to the outcomes of the study, only 9.7% of the interviewed migrants benefit from the health coverage system in Tunisia, while 90.3% are not covered.