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these trucks are mining for phosphates in the desert of Tunisia but thousands of workers here are being paid to do nothing , some call them ghost workers , state owned businesses CPGB took on twenty one thousand people following the toppling of autocrats zine el Abidine Ben Ali in two thousand eleven since then though the economy's been in crisis and C. P. G. has lost its spot as the country's top export thirty five year old Z. et al Amari joined the company three years ago , people would describe as as unemployed yes we are getting a wage we don't want that we want to work and to produce , over the last eight years unemployment inflation and deficits of shot up the value of the dinar currency has plummeted loans from the International Monetary Fund have kept the government to float so CP Jeez hiring spree was meant to reduce the number of jobless and stop the protests that have been destabilizing the transition to democracy but even those actually working aren't happy frequently going on strike to demand better pay , but Hey we deserve to live our country is full of mine treasures anyone who's educated knows this so put us to work , until two thousand eleven Tunisia was one of the world's top five producers of phosphates but productions have the since two thousand eleven last year CVG produced three million tonnes consider nearby Morocco producing thirty million talks