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Organizing success in COATS Morocco

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17 August, 2022IndustriALL affiliate, Fédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Textile, du Cuir, des Chaussures et de L'habillement (FNTTCCL-UMT), has established a new union at COATS MAROC S-A, the Moroccan plant of British multinational thread manufacturer COATS.

IndustriALL has worked closely with FNTTCCL-UMT on union building and organizing for many years.

“The new union is considered a gain for the union movement and support for workers. It also reflects the progress made in the field of organizing support, which enables workers to gain more strength to defend their rights,”

says Ahmed Kamel, IndustriALL MENA regional secretary.

IndustriALL has set up a global COATS union network to organize and build strength to bargain collectively along the supply chain.

Alarbi Hammouk, general secretary of FNTTCCL-UMT, says:

“This is the result of a two and a half months organizing campaign within the framework of the joint FNTTCCL-UMT and IndustriALL programme in which we targeted organizing COATs workers in Morocco. We have submitted the necessary documents to the relevant authorities and officially notified the management. In addition, we sent a letter to the general manager of the company seeking cooperation and the launch of social dialogue. We are still waiting for the company's response.”