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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.

Moroccan miners hold underground sit-in

17 December, 2020100 Moroccan mine workers have spent the past week 700 metres underground, occupying the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khénifra province. Another 200 workers are protesting above ground.

Approaches and responses to Covid-19 in MENA’s energy sector

17 December, 2020The pandemic has brought a sharp drop in oil and gas prices, heavily impacting the oil and gas dependent MENA countries. IndustriALL affiliates in the energy sector met virtually on 30 November to discuss the impact of and approaches and responses to Covid-19, as well as how they tackle the energy transition that is taking place in the region.

Aerospace companies must assume responsibility in Morocco and Tunisia

15 July, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the aerospace industry hard, and the crisis is expected to last for three to five years. With business deteriorating, companies are announcing extensive restructuring, including laying off ten thousands workers worldwide.

Veolia Moroccan subsidiary flouts labour laws and underpays wages

8 May, 2020500 employees of Veolia’s Moroccan subsidiary Amanor are stopped from receiving state aid during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the employer is refusing to register the workers with the national social security office.