During their last meeting with Minister of Governance Lahcen Daoudi, butane gas distributors said they will no longer strike during Ramadan
Rabar – Moroccan butane gas distributors have scrapped plans to strike during the holy month of Ramadan after a meeting with Lahcen Daoudi, minister of governance and public affairs.
Earlier in April, butane gas distributors threatened to strike during Ramadan to pressure the government into meeting their demands: Respect for their confidentiality, better profit margins, and tax reductions.
Gas distribution companies particularly take issue with Article 145 of the 2019 Finance Law which stipulates they must submit invoices and financial statements on every transaction they make.
The president of an association representing the butane gas distributors, Mohamed Benjelloun, said, “There is an ongoing discussion with the governance minister to work out solutions that respond to [our] grievances.”
He added that they discussed an “increase in fuel prices which poses a problem for gas distributors in the kingdom.”
The ministry had held several meetings previously with the representatives but failed to come to a mutual understanding. Only the last meeting ended positively