On Friday, April 14, 2023, in Rabat, the Head of Government inaugurated the April round of social dialogue in the presence of Mr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Labor, and Skills; Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa, Delegate Minister to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget; Mr. Mustapha Baitas, Delegate Minister to the Head of Government in charge of Relations with Parliament and Government Spokesperson, as well as the Secretary-General of the Delegate Ministry to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform.
The Head of Government initiated consultations with trade unions, starting with a meeting with representatives of the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT), led by the Secretary-General of UMT, Mr. Miloudi Moukhariq, followed by a meeting with representatives of the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), led by the Secretary-General of UGTM, Mr. Enaam Mayara. Additional meetings are scheduled in the coming days between the government and its social and economic partners, building upon the achievements outlined in the minutes of the agreement dated April 30, 2022.
The Head of Government noted that the launch of the April round of social dialogue took place in a positive and responsible atmosphere, characterized by full respect and the exchange of viewpoints. He emphasized the commendable results of the social dialogue, with the government fulfilling many of its commitments despite challenging circumstances.
Furthermore, the Head of Government highlighted that these meetings firmly institutionalize social dialogue and honor the commitment to annual meetings. It was agreed that joint action and reflection would continue within a mixed commission, involving various social partners, to examine measures aimed at improving citizens' purchasing power in preparation for the next budget bill.
The launch of the April round of social dialogue reflects the government's commitment to implementing the royal vision for the institutionalization of social dialogue, elevated to the status of a strategic choice. Since taking office, the government has actively built strong partnerships with trade unions to establish a serious and regular social dialogue framework and uphold all social commitments outlined in the government's program.