Strike law tests Moroccan govt reforms

Author: Souhail Karam, Reuters, Published on: 18 April 2012

The planned legislation would force unions to hold direct talks with employers before being able to call a strike and could impose fines on employees who strike unlawfully. But it faces stiff opposition from the country's trade unions...Samira Kinani, a prominent figure in the biggest trade union, the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT), said strikes were a reflection of the absence of proper worker rights. "Too often, authorities do not make sure labour laws are enforced..."

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