The Ministry of National Education called on the most representative unions in the sector to engage in dialogue. A step, which comes in application of one of the promises of the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, namely: Open a dialogue with the actors of the sector which is experiencing enormous problems.
Freshly elected to Akhannouch’s new government, Chakib Benmoussa invited the most representative unions in the national education sector to the dialogue table on Friday, October 15 at the ministry’s headquarters in Rabat. A good deed to which the unions were not entitled at the time of the former minister, Said Amzazi, who had closed the door to dialogue for more than two years. It remains to be seen now whether the discussions will lead to the resolution of the 25 claims raised by the unions.
Thus, five unions are invited to the meeting with the new Minister of National Education. This is the National Union of Education (SNE) affiliated to the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT), the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT), the General Union of Workers of Morocco (UGTM), the National Federation of Education (FNE) and the Democratic Federation of Labor (FDT).
This meeting is specially dedicated to the most representative unions in the national education sector, which is why the National Coordination of teachers recruited by contract with AREFs will not be present. That said, the unions will take care of raising their case in front of the minister, says Abdelghani Raki.
” It is normal that the new minister calls for dialogue with the partners. We expected this signal from the first person in charge of the sector. We expect him to listen to the demands of professionals and to know how we will resolve them in the future as well as the dialogue methodology used, because we aspire to the institutionalization of dialogue so that he is no longer subject to the mood of one party or another“, Affirms Abdelaghnai Raki in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews.
The priority for the unions today remains the revision of the general statute of the public service, followed by the resolution of the so-called teachers’ file. contractual“, Which is beginning to weigh on the sector and seriously impact the schooling of children in the public sector.
In total, 25 claims will be exposed to the new Minister of National Education, says Raki, when there were only 23 files. ” The addition of claims files is caused precisely by the lack of dialogue that has been observed by the supervisory authority over the past two years.“, Emphasizes our interlocutor.
” This call for dialogue is seen as the start of a new stage and a new era. We therefore hope that the new minister appointed will listen to us to explain the situation of education in our country, also spoke to him about courses and programs since we believe that our education should be marked by a little modernity and principles. to which we aspire from our position and which must take root in children from a young age“, Says the trade unionist.
Thus, each of the five unions invited to the meeting with the Minister will be received separately to present their files. The meetings will start from 3 p.m. on Friday, October 15.