The unions refuse to “intimidate the retirement crisis” and demand the withdrawal of the “Benkirane laws”

The “retirement regulations” file returns to its starting point after the controversial issue of deliberating on the formation of a specialized commission that would meet with the unions and discuss formulas for reach consensus despite the “Akhnoush government” clinging to standard reforms.

The central authorities harshly criticized the successive governments for the reform of the pension systems and the absence of consultations on them, and many groups waged strong protests rejecting the contents of the project, and exaggerating the financial situation of the pension funds.

Government authorities had started to implement part of this standard reform of the Moroccan Pension Fund in September 2016, which included raising the retirement age, the contribution rate, the annual percentage of premiums and the pension settlement base.

The Benkirane government justified the “cruel” measures it had taken regarding the reform of the Moroccan Pension Fund, on the grounds that the dire financial situation of the fund required it.

So far, the dates of the meeting of the “Retirement Record Committee” have not yet been determined, but the agreement is already made, and the unions are expected to prepare their payments in this regard and watch out for a change of government that cancels the reform formula adopted by the government of Abdelilah Benkirane.

Any reform of the pension systems, as soon as it is unloaded, is expected to affect more than half a million Moroccans who are involved in the collective system of granting pensions.

Miloudi Mukharek, general secretary of the Moroccan Confederation of Labor, recorded that the unions are waiting to be summoned by the government to discuss the retirement file, considering that “the position of the union is consistent on this matter”, and rejecting ” the strategy of intimidation and intimidation launched by various governments”.

Mukhareq, in statements to Hespress, refused to speak of a possible bankruptcy of the four funds and explained, as he said, that “the collective salary granting system will not announce any deficit until 2040, the Moroccan Pension Fund until the next sixty years , and the supplementary pension fund for up to the following forty years.” .

“As for the Moroccan Pension Fund, the question is what is the fate of the previous periodic contributions for the employees?” affirms the trade unionist, who points out that “the Akhnoush government also wants to continue with the damned reforms by increasing the retirement age and contributions and reduce pensions, but this matter is absolutely rejected”, he said.

Alami Al-Huwer, deputy secretary general of the Democratic Confederation of Labor, reported that “the Minister of Finance raised the issue in the meeting with the government; As for the unions, the approved standard reform is rejected because in the end it is the worker who pays for it.”

Al-Huwair noted that “Abdel-Ilah Benkirane’s experience with the law is rejected and it is not appropriate to rely on the parliamentary majority to pass the law”, calling for innovation in finding solutions to funding problems and “avoiding the intimidation that accompanies the retirement crisis”.

The same spokesman recorded that “the table has been set up, but so far there is no date for the meeting,” and pointed out that “the government has committed to activating the social dialogue letter, pending the next rounds and opening sectoral dialogues in the different ministries that are witnessing notorious setbacks”.

The reform regime is obligatorily applied to contracted workers subject to public law, temporary workers, day laborers and occasional workers who work for state and territorial collectivities, public offices and institutions, concessionaire companies, companies and beneficiary organizations. economic subsidies from the state. .