The head of government calls on the unions and the CGEM to hold the first social dialogue session on Thursday

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MOROCCO, February 22 – Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch on Monday called on trade unions and the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) to hold the first session of social dialogue on Thursday.

This session aims to “engage in serious and responsible reflection on how to institutionalize social dialogue to make it enforceable and regular”, Akhannouch said at the opening of the 6th edition of the Parliamentary Forum on Social Justice.

It also pursues “the agreement on a national charter of social dialogue determining the rights and duties of the various actors, by fixing the rules of the structures and institutions of dialogue and by regulating the modalities of operation and cooperation between the various social partners”.

The Head of Government stressed that this session will aim to deliberate on the social priorities that hold the attention of representatives of the working class in the private and public sectors, as well as that of businessmen, in the short, medium and long term. term.

On this occasion, Akhannouch said he was totally convinced of the sincere national spirit and frame of reference that animates all the components of this dialogue, describing it as an illustration of “the primacy of the supreme interest of our nation over any other consideration “.

According to him, this is all the more true “because we are faced with multiple and varied challenges” in the face of which there is no other choice than solidarity and cooperation in order to consolidate social peace and ensure social justice and human dignity as essential components of society. State whose pillars were established by His Majesty the King.

The Head of Government also underlined that previous government experiences have shown that the completion of the pillars of the social state requires the establishment of regular and periodic bases for social dialogue.

In this regard, he noted that for social dialogue to play its role, the government and all social partners must work together within the framework of respect for their constitutional duties.

He further noted that the government intends to develop a new vision of the institutionalization of social dialogue and its extension to current issues, strengthening the position of trade unions in this area and providing them with the necessary means and mechanisms to promote rights and freedom of association.

The objective of this social dialogue is to contribute to the emergence of a new social pact, in accordance with the guidelines of HM the King, between the government and the social partners likely to contribute to the stabilization of the socio-economic situation in order to achieve the social objective of development without harming any party and without prejudice to the duties and rights guaranteed to each partner in the dialogue, Akhannouch said.

“Partners will find all the necessary support to protect fundamental workers’ rights, as we guarantee decent working conditions, social protection and deepen the democratic participation of the parties involved in the dialogue,” he noted.

The government is adopting an honest approach in order to fully assume its responsibilities in a new era of social dialogue and to interact with the demands of the various components, while taking into account the difficult situation that the national economy is going through, due in particular to the fallout negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects of the current climatic conjecture in the agricultural field, Akhannouch concluded.

MAP February 21, 2022

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