The social agreement signed between the government, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and the most representative trade unions, provides measures aimed at improving the purchasing power of public sector officials, the ministry stressed on Sunday. Digital Transition and Administrative Reform.
In a press release, the ministry indicates that this agreement, which comes in accordance with the High Royal Directives aimed at strengthening the national effort to consolidate the foundations of the social State, stipulates to raise, from September 1, 2022, the minimum wage in the public sector to 3,500 dirhams, in order to improve the financial situation of the lower level scales.
The Minister Delegate for Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, participated in the signing ceremony of the social agreement on Saturday as coordinator of the public sector commission, made up of representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and local authorities, notes the press release.
The result of a series of meetings and working meetings with the social partners, this agreement was signed between the government, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and the most representative trade unions, the text recalls.
In order to strengthen the protection against risks and occupational diseases of civil servants, it was agreed, according to the same source, to adopt new legislative and regulatory measures, allowing the employee concerned to face the effects of diseases and accidents.
In this regard, the press release adds that the percentage of compensation in the event of total disability or death will be reviewed, as well as the simplification of the procedures and procedures related to this compensation. Legislative requirements for medium and long-term sickness licenses will also be reviewed.
A commitment has also been made, the statement continues, on a revision of income tax, in addition to the abolition of scale 7 for civil servants belonging to the categories of administrative assistants and technical assistants. A measure that represents a main mechanism to improve the situation of civil servants, granting them a motivating professional trajectory.
After removing scale 5 in 2016 and adding scale 9 in early 2022, scale 7 will be removed, starting January 1, 2023, the ministry said.
With regard to promotions, it was agreed to increase the promotion quota within the grade from 33 to 36%, which would increase the number of employees benefiting from a promotion each year, knowing that promotion is one of the main ways improve the economic situation of employees and an important mechanism to reward their profitability. This measure will come into force on January 1, 2023.
For the first time in our country, and in the field of the promotion of equality, a paid paternity leave of 15 days will be implemented, a procedure which confirms the principle of shared responsibility of the family reports the ministry, explaining that among the most important objectives of the adoption of this measure is the reconciliation between the professional and private life of employees, in particular women, by sharing family responsibilities.
The signed agreement notably provides for the increase in the value of family allowances for the fourth, fifth and sixth children from 36 to 100 dirhams per month.
In view of the importance of the services provided by social works, it was agreed to create a foundation to promote the social works of civil servants and agents of public administrations who do not have one, through the adoption of a law to regulate it, given the important services offered by these establishments for civil servants, namely health, housing, holidays, credits, etc.
In order to implement these obligations as soon as possible, a set of legislative and regulatory projects will be prepared for submission to the approval procedure.
This round of social dialogue, which the head of government chaired, and which resulted in the agreement of 28 Ramadan 1443 corresponding to 30 April 2022, is the first of its kind in the context of the implementation of the recommendations of the New development model, in accordance with the High Royal Directives, concludes the press release.