The Moroccan government has said it would raise the minimum wage of public and private sector workers, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.
According to the statement, the public sector’s minimum monthly wage will be increased by 16 per cent, while the private sector’s minimum monthly wage will be increased by 10% within two years.
The deal was sealed in an agreement between the government, major labour unions, and the employers’ federation. The agreement also includes an increase in family allowance and retirement benefits.
A rise in the family allowance and retirement benefits is also included in the agreement. The minimum wage would increase to Dh3,500 ($350) net per month for the public sector.
Abolition of scale 7 for civil servants belonging to the instances of technical assistants and administrative assistants.
For the private sector, 10% increase in two stages, 5% in September 2022 and 5% in September 2023.
Revision of the condition of the number of days to benefit from the retirement pension from 3,240 days of affiliation to 1,320 days.
Allow policyholders who have reached the legal retirement age with less than 1,320 days of membership to recover their contributions and employers.
Meanwhile, in East Africa, Kenyan workers will enjoy a 12 Per cent increase in minimum wage after a three-year freeze in pay rise since the last wage review.
President Uhuru Kenyatta termed the move an appreciation to workers for their critical contribution to the economy during the pandemic.
The pay rise takes the minimum monthly wage from 13,500 Kenyan shillings (about $116.5) to 15,120 shillings ($130.5).