Morocco to Raise Minimum Wage for Private, Public Sectors

Morocco to Raise Minimun Wage for Private, Public Sectors (News Central TV)

 The Moroccan government has said it would raise the minimum wage of public and private sector workers, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

According to the statement, the public sector’s minimum monthly wage will be increased by 16 percent, while the private sector’s minimum monthly wage will be increased by 10% within two years.

An agreement between the government, key labor organizations, and the employers’ federation sealed the The deal was sealed in an agreement between the government, major labour unions and the federation of employers. The agreement also includes an increase in family allowance and retirement benefits.

Morocco’s Minister of Labour Mohamed Amakraz

A rise in the family allowance and retirement benefits is also included in the agreement. For the public sector, the minimum wage would increase to Dh3,500  ($350) net per month.

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Abolition of scale 7 for civil servants belonging to the instances of technical assistants and administrative assistants.

For the private sector, 10% increase in two stages, 5% in September 2022 and 5% in September 2023.

Revision of the condition of the number of days to benefit from the retirement pension from 3,240 days of affiliation to 1,320 days.

Allow policy holders who have reached the legal retirement age, with less than 1,320 days of membership, to recover their contributions and those of their employer.

Meanwhile, in East Africa, News Central reported on Sunday that Kenyan workers will enjoy a 12 Per cent increase in minimum wage after a three-year freeze in pay rise since the last wage review.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta termed the move as an appreciation to workers for their critical contribution to the economy during the pandemic.

The pay rise takes the minimum monthly wage from 13,500 Kenyan shillings (about $116.5) to 15,120 shillings ($130.5).

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