A $100 increase in the wages of public sector employees in Morocco

A $100 increase in the wages of public sector employees in Morocco

The Moroccan government announced on Monday an increase in the monthly salaries of public sector employees by one thousand dirhams (100 dollars), along with raising the minimum wage for the private sector by 10%. This came in a statement by Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch to the press following the signing of an agreement between the government and the unions.

Akhannouch stated, “As part of the new round of social dialogue, the government has taken a series of measures to improve the income of employees in both the private and public sectors.”

He added that half of the monthly salary increases will be disbursed starting from July next year, and the other half starting from July 2025.

Prime Minister Akhannouch also mentioned that income tax will be reduced by an amount of up to 400 dirhams (40 dollars) monthly.

He also said, “An agreement has been reached to raise the minimum wage for the private sector by 10%… 5% starting from January next year and 5% starting from January 2026.”

The minimum wage currently stands at 3,120 dirhams (312 dollars) before the announced increase today.

The agreement includes a set of mutual commitments, including the engagement of unions in drafting texts related to pension reform and exercising the right to strike.

The signing of the social agreement between the Moroccan government and the unions comes two days before the celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2024.

The aim of the social dialogue in Morocco is to negotiate workers’ demands, such as wages and labor laws. The new round of social dialogue began in the capital, Rabat, in March last year and concluded today with the signing of the agreement.

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