Sectoral dialogue in groups reeling from differences between the Ministry of the Interior and unions

Negotiations between the Ministry of the Interior and the most representative unions in the territorial communities sector, regarding the status of workers who work in this sector, are going through setbacks and disagreements, despite the fact that relative progress has been made on some points, in means of accusations. of the Ministry not to interact with some of the demands that the unions consider essential.

Only ten days after the publication of the minutes of the meeting of the thematic executive table for sectoral social dialogue, which was held in its second round on July 25, at the headquarters of the General Directorate of Territorial Communities, the National University of the Workers and Employees of the Local Communities, affiliated to the Moroccan Labor Union, quickly expressed their discontent with the course of the Negotiations with the Ministry of the Interior, “due to the refusal of the ministry to interact with the demands presented by the representative delegation of the University”.

The same union body considered that the negotiations with the Ministry of the Interior “still have setbacks”, for which it described as “rejection” of the ministry to any interaction with the demands presented by it, in the meetings of the Commission of Administrative State and the pending files. .

For its part, the National University of Workers of the Territorial Group, affiliated with the National Labor Union of Morocco, confirmed the lack of progress in the point related to administrative situations and pending files, such as the file of graduates, technicians before and after 2006. , and technical and administrative assistants, in addition to the accident file.

On the other hand, the aforementioned union body highlighted “the effort made by all the union representatives and the management”, in the point related to the delegated measure, in its social part, where a lawsuit file was presented that proposes solutions to a set of problems, including the issue of the Basic Law for Users, which specifies in particular Conditions of employment, payment of salaries and career biography of users.

The National University of Employment of the Territorial Communities confirmed that it will refuse to sign any agreement that “does not meet the minimum demands of the workers”, highlighting in particular the liquidation of the file of holders of certificates and diplomas, the issuance of a “fair , equitable and stimulating”, and “resolve all outstanding issues”.

After three rounds of sectoral dialogue, the gap between the Ministry of the Interior and the unions continues to exist, since the National Union of Workers and Employees of the Territorial Communities went to express its rejection of any statute for the employees of the administrations of the territorial communities . that does not take their proposals into account, considering that this “would constitute a dangerous regression aimed at deepening the fragility of the sector by dedicating work to the knot, canceling employment, striking the right to promotion with a certificate, reducing the number of employees, and giving a hand to the Ministry of the Interior to change the conditions of the groups according to what their interests dictate in the sector.

Amid the dispute between the unions and the Ministry of the Interior over various points of the sectoral dialogue table, a source from the Moroccan Organization of Employees of the Territorial Communities said that the employees of the territorial communities, regional councils and the authorities are pending a statute that takes its conditions into account.

The same source considered that the workers of the dirt groups have been demanding, for years, the liquidation of their social and administrative status, “because the current laws are considered in part unfair to them and alien to their interests,” and pointed out that the unions represented in the sectoral social dialogue know precisely the conditions of the workers in the sector.

Among the problems faced by the employees of the territorial groups, added the same source, “the administrative abuses that are issued by some elected officials”, demanding that the Ministry of the Interior appoint managers of interest to the groups, and subjecting them to vigilance, “instead of appointing them according to the choice of some bosses or under their authority”.

The unions, with whom the Ministry of the Interior is negotiating, point behind the demand to modify the three articles of the organic laws of local communities, workers, regions and regions, to produce a basic regime that will be determined by decree, instead of being specified by law, according to the provisions of the aforementioned organic laws, as well as the other sectors of the public function.

The six unions, namely the Moroccan Confederation of Labour, the General Confederation of Moroccan Workers, the National Confederation of Labour, the Democratic Confederation of Labour, the Democratic Federation of Labor and the Democratic Labor Organization, asked the Minister of the Interior that “overcome the difficulties associated with this file”, expressing its aspiration to “achieve results that respond to the aspirations and expectations of the workers in the sector”.