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International Workers' Day: Morocco's Trade Unions Reaffirm Commitment to Defending Purchasing Power & Territorial Integrity

Casablanca   -  
On the occasion of the International Workers' Day, celebrated globally on May 1 every year, Morocco’s trade unions reaffirmed their commitment to defending the purchasing power of employees, union rights and the territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
International Workers' Day: Morocco's Trade Unions Reaffirm Commitment to Defending Purchasing Power & Territorial Integrity
01 May 2018

The leaders of various trade unions pleaded in their speeches, during their respective central meetings, held Tuesday in Casablanca, for a general increase in wages and a greater protection of trade union action.

The Moroccan Labor Union (UMT) reiterated its rejection of any social agreement that does not include as a prerequisite the strengthening of workers' purchasing power, notably through an increase in wages.

For its part, the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT) called for a "serious" social dialogue while respecting trade union freedoms and the Labor Code.

In its turn, the National Labor Union in Morocco (UNTM) urged the government to persevere in the social dialogue, to give a new chance to the negotiation process and to review its last offer by making an additional effort, able to refine the proposals relating to the increase of wages.

Also, the Democratic Federation of Labor (FDT) called for the protection of the social rights of the working class, considering that "the just and legitimate demands of the workers do not admit any delay".

Furthermore, the leaders of these unions took the opportunity to shed light on the latest provocations of the opponents of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, stressing the importance of strengthening the internal front to face all maneuvers hostile to the first national cause.

They also called on the international community, essentially the United Nations as the facilitator of a political solution, to assume full responsibility for putting an end to the polisario’s provocative acts, which endanger regional stability.

 

Last modified : 01 May 2018

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