The availability of tourist complexes for the benefit of the educational family is once again on the scene. On social networks, several education executives complained about the unavailability of places within these structures, in particular at the level of the new Resort and Spa, Zéphyr Mazagan, inaugurated in early April by the Minister of National Education, Said Amzazi.
The unions, for their part, go further by denouncing the application of bill n ° 79.19 amending and supplementing law n ° 73.00, establishing and organizing the Mohammed VI Foundation for the promotion of social works in education and training, by the Ministry of National Education, without being involved.
This text comes in the wake of the execution of the Foundation’s 2018-2028 ten-year plan, presented to King Mohammed VI on September 17, 2018. It thus recalls, according to Said Amzazi, the principles and objectives of framework law 51.17, relating to the education, training and scientific research system, in particular the provisions relating to the qualification of human capital at all levels, and this through the revision of the current law to strengthen the roles of the Foundation and its intervention mechanisms.
According to the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT), this is a bill ” which does not serve the interests of educational staff, and transforms the social institution into a profit-seeking structure that supports the private sector to the detriment of the public sector ”.
Contacted by MoroccoLatestNews, Abdelghani Raki, secretary general of the national education union (SNE) affiliated to the CDT, explains to us first that “ the bill provides for an increase in registration fees from 80 dirhams to 600 dirhams per year “, according to the status of each“, Noting that today,” the teaching family is angry because of the policy of improvisation that prevails in the management of the summer vacation process and the fear of not being able to benefit from these summer complexes which are dedicated to them in principle“.
” The Med VI Foundation for social works in education-training is financed by public money, in particular the contributions of women and men in education. These symbolic contributions, and since the creation of the Foundation in 2001, have been defined at 80 dhs / year while the Ministry of National Education contributes with 2% of the general mass of salaries. In the end, it is therefore billions that go to the foundation. In the first year the foundation was established, that 2% of the education ministry was 38 million dirhams. I imagine the sum has increased with the increase in the teaching family over the years“, Explains the trade unionist.
Despite these large sums, Raki from SNE believes that the foundation took a long time to set up social services for the benefit of the educational family, especially with regard to tourist complexes. ” Today we have two complexes, one in Marrakech and one in El Jadida. And we’re talking about two more to follow. But it remains low compared to the payroll. This is more than 400,000 workers in education. In addition, there is a strong demand for these complexes by educational executives and the inability to meet the demand of the 400,000 at a time. Hence the reservation problem that we observed recently“, He notes.
These tourist areas, continues our interlocutor, ” are managed by the company Zéphyr which unfortunately opens the way for individuals and the private sector who have no connection with the national education sector, outside the summer seasons“.
An action that remains ” ambiguous all the same“, Believes Raki Abdelaghni, and who has” urged the education executives to protest against the presence of people not belonging to the education sector during the summer period thus taking the place of education executives to whom these spaces are dedicated. Especially when several MEN officials saw their reservation request rejected due to the unavailability of space“.
In short, the national office of the National Education Union / CDT warns against the policy of supporting the private sector to the detriment of the public sector and expresses its rejection of the significant and unjustified increase in the amount of the contribution, according to the terms of the PL.
Thus, the union reaffirms its attachment to its demands concerning the Med VI Foundation for social works, namely the revision of the representation of women and men in education within the management committee in order to achieve a certain equality between employee representatives (unions) and representatives of the administration, also calling for the effective participation of teachers’ unions in the changes that affect the law regulating the Foundation.
It is also about democratizing the management of the Foundation, breaking with current bureaucratic modes and achieving transparency in the financial management of the institution. The union also asks to allocate summer complexes exclusively to women and men of teaching members of the Foundation throughout the year, by simplifying the procedures to benefit from them.
Finally, the union asks to link the registration of workers in private education to the contribution of the employee on the one hand and the employer on the other hand as is the case in the public sector, the withdrawal of all forms of support to the private sector to the detriment of the public sector and the rights of education workers through the foundation, as well as the increase in the number of summer centers for the benefit of the teaching family to meet the high demand and overcome the problem of the current pressure on them.