The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, continues to hold meetings of the April round of social dialogue, as he received today, Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Rabat, a delegation from the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT), led by Mr. Khalid Alami Houir, First Deputy Secretary General of the Union, in the presence of Mrs. Nadia Fettah, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance in charge of the budget, and Ms. Ghita Mezzour, Minister Delegate to the head of government in charge of digital transition and administration reform.
The meeting touched on mechanisms to improve the purchasing power of citizens and respond to the aspirations of the working class, as well as the government's keenness to produce a set of important legislations, including the Labor Code and the strike law according to a participatory approach. This is in light of the government's bet on institutionalizing social dialogue, which it has raised to the rank of strategic choice, in order to activate the royal vision and fulfill the social obligations contained in the government program.
During this meeting, The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch stressed that the government, through the minutes of the April 30,2022, agreement, adopted a new approach to social dialogue by institutionalizing it, to be a solid basis and a regular space for putting forward all demands, and trying to bring together the views of the various parties on them.
He added that the government was keen to present a set of gains and implement a number of commitments contained in the last April agreement, despite the current economic situation and constraints, pointing out that the outputs of the important sectoral dialogues, which have been reached so far, translate the government's commitments in the field of social dialogue.
At the end of this meeting, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch affirmed his government's keenness to continue serious and responsible dialogue with social and economic partners, with the aim of consolidating a sustainable social dialogue that achieves social peace and contributes to the revitalization of economic life.
It is worth mentioning that the April round of social dialogue began last week with meetings launched by the Head of Government with a delegation from the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT) and another delegation from the General Union of Workers in Morocco (UGTM), followed by a meeting held two days ago with a delegation from the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM).