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Successful union building in Morocco

18 March, 2022Long-term work in building union power in Morocco has resulted in two new national unions in the textile-garment and metal industries, the FNTSIME-UMT and the FNTTCCL-UMT.

Moroccan unions build foundation for social dialogue in textile and garment sector

24 February, 2022On 23 February, IndustriALL organized a meeting on social dialogue in the textile, garment, shoes and leather sector in Morocco as part of the OECD Forum. The meeting was organized with the support of the Morocco OECD National Contact Point (NCP) and brought together unions, representatives of employers, and government officials.

PROFILE: Moroccan unions create solid base to protect members

10 February, 2022After elections in Morocco earlier this year, a new coalition government is in power. Trade unions had been actively protesting the policies of the former government led by the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), in power for ten years. 

Morocco: workers take action for oil refinery

26 January, 2022On 18 January, around 250 workers at Samir oil refinery marched the 1,200 metres from company headquarters to the coastal road to highlight the workers’ precarious situation after the company stopped production more than six years ago due to a failed privatization deal. Workers are calling for government intervention to save the refinery and their jobs.

Young unionists in MENA discuss impacts of Covid-19

12 April, 2021On 31 March, the MENA youth network met online for the first time since November 2019. 34 young leaders from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Bahrain shared experiences of the impact of Covid-19 on young workers and union responses.

Building union power at Stellantis, Morocco

24 March, 2021With solid support from IndustriALL, Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT), has succeeded in organizing the Stellantis, former Peugeot Citroën (PSA), factory in Kenitra.

28 killed in illegal Moroccan garment factory

10 February, 202128 workers were killed when a clandestine garment factory in Tangiers, Morocco, was flooded by rainwater. The factory, located in the basement of a residential building, did not meet the necessary health and safety conditions, and unions are calling for those responsible to be held accountable.

Roadmap agreed for conflict resolution at Veolia Morocco

3 February, 2021A significant landmark was achieved on 1 February, at an agreement signing ceremony in Tangier, Morocco, that ended a year-long strike and set the roadmap for a new relationship between 500 workers and management of Veolia subsidiary Amanor.

Middle East and North Africa unions campaign for ratification of ILO C190

8 January, 2021An increase in gender-based violence during the Covid-19 crisis has led unions in the region to mobilize at an unprecedented level to demand that governments ratify ILO Convention 190.

Moroccan miners end underground protest

21 December, 2020As negotiations with the employer over a breached agreement have started, the 100 mine workers in Morocco who spent the last ten days 700 metres underground have suspended their sit-in.