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Morocco’s Contractual Teachers Call for 2-Day National Strike

The decision comes only a few days after a meeting between the teachers’ union representatives and Education Minister Said Amzazi.

Rabat – The National Coordination of contractual teachers called for a two-day national strike in December, continuing to fight for equality with public sector teachers.

The coordination issued a statement on November 10, calling on all education unions to participate in the strike scheduled for December 3-4.

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The statement also called for contractual employees that the ministry selected in 2019 to join the strike, urging them to boycott training.

The decision comes a few weeks after the Coordination’s meeting with Minister of Education Said Amzazi as part of a dialogue to find a resolution for the situation of contractual teachers.

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The Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research previously announced that the first dialogue session with the syndicates representing contractual teachers would take place on Friday, November 1.

In 2016, the Moroccan government decided to start hiring teachers under annually renewable contracts. The teachers, however, decided in February to participate in ongoing strikes, demanding to be hired into the public sector. 

Throughout 2019, demonstrators called for the abolition of fixed-term contracts, and the end of the “discrimination” between contractual teachers and public sector teachers.