Rabat – The Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research has announced that the first dialogue session with the syndicates representing contractual teachers will take place on Friday, November 1.
The ministry made the announcement via a press release yesterday, October 29.
Representatives from the ministry of education will meet with representatives from five different teachers’ syndicates, and a delegation from the regional academies of education and training (AREF).
The announcement comes only one week after contractual teachers called a nationwide strike.
For the ministry, the upcoming meeting is part of their “policy of openness and consultation with the different social partners of the sector.” Its goal is “the strengthening of contractual teachers’ social and professional stability.”
The ministry decided to call for a dialogue during an extraordinary meeting of the administration council. The meeting came in response to contractual teachers’ calls to be accorded the same status and advantages as public sector teachers.
Throughout 2019, contractual teachers took to the streets in protest. During the numerous demonstrations, the teachers demanded to be hired into the public sector. Demonstrators also called for the abolishment of fixed-term contracts, and the end of “discrimination” between contractual teachers and public sector teachers.
In 2016, the Moroccan government decided to start hiring teachers under annually renewable contacts.