The unions urged protesters to continue rejecting the government measures and called for a march before the parliament on Tuesday.
Rabat – The five most representative unions in the education sector saluted the contractual teachers’ strong involvement in the three-day strike from March 26, 27 and 28, which saw the participation of 90 percent of the teachers.
In a statement released on March 30, the unions “strongly condemn the repression the government practiced in facing the wave of contractual teachers’ protests.”
The unions are accusing the government of not respecting the international legislation, charters, and all the laws in force from the Moroccan Labor Law that guarantee the right to protest peacefully and maintain the freedom of unions.
According to them, the government has deducted sums from protesters wages, in the absence of an organized law and called it to return those sums.
They also called the government to recognize the failure of the educational policy and the measures taken, urging it to immediately respond to the contractual teachers’ demands.
In order to resume work, the strikers want integration into the public sector according to the statement.
The five unions, CDT, UGTM, FDT, UMT, and FNE, are demanding the teachers to reject the ministry of education measures aiming at breaking the teachers’ strike and to refuse, what the government called, “courses of support during the holiday.”
The unions urge teachers for a march before the parliament on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to protest against the introduction of the framework law on education.
They also called on teachers to further mobilize and continue protesting as part of a program to be announced soon.