Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The negotiations between Morocco’s major union workers and the Moroccan government are currently in a deadlock following two of the main four workers union in the kingdom deciding to pull out in the mid of an official meeting with Morocco’s head of the government, Saadeddine el Othmani, yesterday afternoon.
During the meeting, representatives of the deemed-socialist Democratic Labour Confederation (known by its French acronym CDT), and the Al-Istiqlal party affiliated General Union of Workers of Morocco (known by its French acronym UGTM) decided to leave the negotiations table.
On the other hand, the Moroccan Labour Union (known by its French acronym UMT; close to the USFP party), and the National Moroccan Labour Union (known by its French acronym UNMT; close to the PJD party) continued the negotiations until the end.
According to sources from the CDT and UGTM, the head of government’s inflexibility and intransigence in pushing his demands without any concessions has left no options to CDT and GTM representatives, but to leave the negotiations table.
All four union workers have been pushing for months now for a 500 dirhams increase in the salaries of Morocco’s civil servants, including raising the minimum wage (known by its French acronym SMIG) in the kingdom to 3,000 dirhams.
The Moroccan Times.