Monday, May 2, 2011

Thousands protest in Rabat despite new social measures

Rabat (EFE) .- Thousands of protesters responded today in Rabat at the invitation of the leading Moroccan trade unions, supported by the Movement February 20, despite recent measures taken by the Government to improve the situation of workers. The protesters, organized by labor groups, went on a peaceful march from the central square of Bab el Had, crossed the main street of Rabat, Mohammed V, and ended the protest near the headquarters of the prime minister.

The core of the Democratic Labour Organization (ODT), the Moroccan Labour Union (UMT) and the National Union of Workers (UNT) raised a common sign that condemned the attack in Marrakesh, which cost the life Thursday 16 people . Members of the General Labour Union in Morocco (UGTM), close to the ruling party Istiqlal, marched alongside members of other plants in the country, despite the agreement they signed this week with Prime Minister and entering force today to improve the employment status of workers.

This agreement signed on Tuesday allows, among other things, increased the salaries of officials of 600 net dirham (about 50 euros), plus the rise of the minimum retirement pension 600 to 1,000 dirhams (85 euros over .) The leader in UGTM, Abdelilah Al Fajuri, told Efe that his union participated in the march today because in addition to the improvements offered by the agreement this week "there are other claims that have not been heard, such as equality in provision of public housing officials.


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