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Government, Education Unions Sign Agreement to Increase Teachers’ Salaries

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The government and the most representative education unions signed an agreement on December 10 in Rabat to increase teachers’ salaries.

The agreement was signed during a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, in the presence of the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, the Minister of Economic Inclusion, of Small Business, Employment, and Skills, Younes Sekkouri, and the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget, Fouzi Lekjaa, in addition to representatives of the Moroccan Workers’ Union (UMT), the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT) and the Democratic Federation of Labor (FDT).

In a statement to the press, Minister Benmoussa assured that ”this agreement will provide solutions to many problems relating to the increase in salaries of 1,500 dirhams per month for all public officials in the sector”.

The minister stressed that this agreement constitutes “a crucial step that will mainly contribute to the promotion of a positive school climate, and allow the resumption of schooling, thus meeting the expectations of families and also preserving the students’ education time,” expressing his hope that this agreement will facilitate the way towards a reform of the education system.

Benmoussa also emphasized the importance of mobilizing all stakeholders, teachers, and administrative staff, who assume a positive role in supporting the reform.

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