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Strengthening the Coats network

16 October, 2023Trade union leaders of Coats factories worldwide met in a hybrid meeting in Casablanca, Morocco, from 5-6 October to review the networks’ 2023 strategic workplan and to further strengthen global cooperation. 

Union protests in Casablanca disrupted by security forces

15 June, 2023The Confédération Démocratique du Travail (CDT) called for a national protest on 4 June to denounce the weakening of purchasing power and increasing prices in the country. Moroccan security forces surrounded protesters in an attempt to prevent the march. 

6 workers killed in Casablanca factory collapse

13 June, 2023The collapse of sections of a building housing a textile factory in Casablanca, Morocco led to the death of six workers. The tragedy occurred on 8 June in the early hours of the morning, in the Tit Mellil industrial zone.

Morocco: phosphate sector workers benefit from protocol agreement

11 April, 2023Workers’ financial improvement, new social gains like housing and social activities like sport, tourist activities and establishing workers’ clubs are some of the benefits that workers from Syndicat National des Travailleurs de Phosphates - SNTP-CDT will receive. 

Unions' central role in due diligence

2 March, 2023The OECD forum on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector in Paris, France, in February brought together governments, businesses, unions, civil society and academia to discuss the responsibility that companies have to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for their adverse impacts on human rights.

IndustriALL’s aerospace sector prioritizes trade union rights in emerging economies

2 February, 2023At the end of January, IndustriALL affiliates in the aerospace sector met in Casablanca, Morocco, to discuss the industry and a strategic roadmap ahead. The region was chosen to emphasize the importance of emerging aerospace economies like Mexico, India and the MENA region, mainly Morocco and Tunisia.

Organizing success in COATS Morocco

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.

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.