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CDT insists on wage increase before May 1

As part of the social dialogue, the government met Thursday with the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT). The meeting, which lasted about two hours, ended without an agreement being found on the union’s grievances, in particular on the question of the salary increase.

A source present at the meeting confirmed that the agenda of the meeting, which brought together the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, the Minister Delegate in charge of the Budget Fouzi Lekjaa, the Minister Delegate in charge of Digital Transition and Reform of the Ghita Mezzour Administration, along with Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills Younes Sekkouri, focused on the need to implement previous agreements and approve the increase salaries before discussing the other subjects.

For his part, the head of government referred to the difficult situation in the country, mentioning in particular the support costs allocated by the government to transport professionals, the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and to other sectors. According to a source quoted by MoroccoLatestNews, Fouzi Lekjaa confirmed that Morocco compares favorably to other countries in the region, with a relatively low inflation rate.

However, trade unionists felt that the figures presented by Akhannouch have a ” dull effect on citizens », emphasizing that all measures must have a positive impact on the purchasing power of Moroccans.

The CDT called on the government to announce a salary increase before May 1st and to withdraw the proposals made by a consultancy concerning the vision of pension fund reform. This file will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting of the committee assigned to it, the government said.

Also, the union called for the resolution of disputes in some companies and warned that some companies had started laying off workers.

Economic Inclusion Minister Younes Sekkouri admitted in an earlier meeting with unions that the tax measure that affected employees’ salaries, which the unions described as “ measure poor », « did not meet the expectations “. He added that the government was ready to resume dialogue and discuss trade union demands in this context.

The government spokesman, Mustapha Baitas, underlined during the press conference which followed the meeting of the Government Council that the social dialogue was launched within the framework of a defined program and that it involved the participation of several institutions, in accordance with the agreement of April 30, 2022. He also indicated that the government was working to institutionalize this dialogue, with two important meetings planned, where the head of government and the ministers will meet the General Confederation of Enterprises



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