The garbage workers union in Casablanca announced a two-day strike on August 8 and 9.
Rabat – The union affiliated with the Moroccan Union of Labor (UMT) announced a two-day strike on August 8 and 9 in protest the dissatisfaction of the workers.
The union was calling for a dialogue on increasing salaries and the payment of garbage workers’ salaries and bonuses. The strike decision comes after the signing of new contracts for garbage management with Averda and Derichebourg companies.
To make their voices heard, garbage workers in Casablanca have decided to observe a two-day strike and threatened to let the city drown in garbage during Eid Al Adha (August 12).
The period of Eid Al Adha requires greater mobilization in waste management operations. Families across Morocco sacrifice cattle in remembrance of Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah. The resulting waste of entrails, skin, and blood, mean cities are in serious need of fast garbage disposal.
In a statement, the union says it refuses to enter into any dialogue until the city council, the mayor of Casablanca, and the Averda and Derichebourg companies meet their demands.