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    • Alongside Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, the Tunisian city of Kairouan is one of the most important cities in the Islamic world.
    • One of the world’s largest amphitheatres, ‘El Jem’, is in Tunisia. Its Roman ruins are fantastically well preserved and are a breath-taking sight.
    • Tunisia is known for its fantastic cuisine, with couscous being one of the centrepieces of the nation’s food.
    • Tunisia is home to a variety of historical attractions, including the ancient city of Carthage in Tunis.

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Employment Information

In Tunisia, the social insurance system requires employees to contribute 10% of their salary, while employers are responsible for contributing 16.75%. Notably, personal health insurance policies are included in the employers’ social contributions. When it comes to employment contracts, there are no specific language requirements. Fixed-term contracts can be renewed multiple times, as long as they are linked to a specific pipeline of tasks that can justify the need for their continuation. Tunisia sets a minimum wage known as SMIG, which amounts to approximately 450 Tunisian dinars (around 140 Euros). Bonuses, on the other hand, are agreed upon within the employment contracts and are subject to the relationship between the employee and employer.

Working Hours

  • The usual working hours in Tunisia are 48 hours per week, and this is outlined in employment law, however, most of companies are working 40 hours.
  • Overtime pay rates cannot be less than the employee’s usual pay, plus 50%. For workers that do overtime night shifts, 100% extra on the salary must be provided.
  • If an employee is required to work overtime on one of the holiday days, the employer must pay a minimum of double the salary for that day’s work.

Employee Leave

In Tunisia, the annual leave allowance for employees varies based on the sector of activity, ranging from 15 to 30 days per year. Typically, the calculation is based on 1.25 days per month up to 2.5 days per month.

For workers who have been with a company for less than a year, paid leave is allocated on a pro-rata basis. The country observes several official national holidays, including Eid, March 20th, April 9th, May 1st, July 25th, and December 17th. Employees are compensated for these holidays and special occasions. Additionally, Tunisia’s social insurance system provides for 2 months of full paid maternity leave, ensuring support for working mothers during this important time.

Cultural Information

Islam is the primary religion of Tunisia however all religious groups and cultures are tolerated. Due to its large expat community, a broad range of languages are spoken throughout Tunisia; despite this, Arabic and French are the nation’s official languages.

Tunis is the capital city of Tunisia, and it boasts a vibrant and multicultural population throughout. The nation has a population of around 11 million people.

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