“The Technicians in Morocco” writes to the Prime Minister

Despite the return of social dialogue, in its first institutionalized session after the agreement on April 30, the “National Authority of Technicians of Morocco” decided to bet on the option of “escalation of protests”, calling the technicians and technicians to “ hold national strikes every Thursday in September; While they wear the red badge every Wednesday, and organize vigils in their various departments in various directions.

The “technicians of the Kingdom” anticipate the date of the first round of social dialogue during the new social entry by writing to the President of the Government denouncing “ignorance, procrastination and procrastination” in the treatment of his demand file from previous government mandates.

In a letter signed on behalf of the head of the authority, under the title of “open letter”, the sectoral trade union organization itself reiterated its claim to the head of government “the need to open a direct and responsible dialogue with the National Authority of Technicians in Morocco, and not neglecting the demands of the technicians in the subsequent rounds of social dialogue”; Along with Aziz Akhannouch’s invitation to the unions, a new round of dialogue was launched on September 14, 2022.

The authority expressed, in an open and extensive letter, a copy of which is available to Hespress, about “the prevailing anger among the technicians and their frustration at the exclusion of their files from social dialogue”, pointing out “the efforts made by this category of employees to the company, especially regarding the updating of administrative procedures and incorporation of information to the administration.” And services and technical tasks that contribute to the modernization and development of the agricultural, industrial, service and other sectors.”

The letter did not overlook the reference to “the royal oversight of honoring technicians graduated from the vocational training institutes of the town, and the emphasis in the royal letters on the need to give this category the necessary care” .

In his message, the head of the authority explained that “the success of activating programs, plans and public policies cannot be achieved by frustrated technicians who feel injustice and exclusion”, referring to “a limited training and professional horizon”.

In this regard, Aziz Amalal, head of the same professional body, stated that “parents and students who obtained a baccalaureate in Morocco, if they knew that their children would be employed at the lowest levels, whether in the public or private sector, and that they would be deprived of continuing their higher education, and their horizon would be in Promotion is limited, as is the case of the 11th scale ceiling for technicians employed in the public sector, when they are allowed to enroll in vocational training institutions and institutes.

The same source pointed out “the roles that this group has played and has played since the time of independence until now”, highlighting “the need to work to change the vision of inferiority of this group within the administration and within society, because a large number of the technicians suffered hardships and were forced to continue their higher education and obtain bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees”. However, they are still trapped in the minimum wage scales. ” In response to the message in this context, he called the Prime Minister’s attention to the fact that “all these situations leave great frustration in the hearts of all technicians and technologists”.

The letter concluded that the technicians suffer arbitrariness and restrictions within the different departments, which reached -in some cases- to the extreme of “inquiries, discounts to technicians’ salaries, arbitrary transfers and discrimination practiced against them, as occurs in the National School of Applied Sciences of El Jadida”, urging the Prime Minister to: Open an investigation into these serious human rights abuses”.

The document also denounced the “restrictions to which this group is subjected in different sectors: higher education, scientific research, territorial groups and the ministerial delegation of human rights,” it described it as such.