Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Younes Sekkouri, the Minister of Economic Integration, Small Business, Labor, and Competencies, has reiterated amid a session in the Moroccan parliament “the government’s commitment to increasing wages in the private sector through social dialogue.”
Sekkouri stressed that the current government “is focused on raising wages, resolving retirement eligibility issues, and encouraging collective agreements to promote better working conditions and economic integration in the private sector.”
He said that “the government has already raised the minimum wages by 5% in the private sector and 10% in the agricultural sector.”
Sekkouri stressed that the government is also “committed to further increasing the minimum wages by approximately 5% in the private sector (trade and industry) and another 5% in the agricultural sector.”
“The government has addressed the issue of around 80% of workers who were unable to benefit from retirement due to not meeting the required number of working days. The minimum period for retirement eligibility has been reduced from 11 years to 4 years, allowing a broader range of citizens to qualify for retirement,” Sekkouri noted.
The Moroccan Times.