Thursday, March 27, 2014

Moroccan police stop protesters setting themselves on fire

Riot police officers scuffle with visually-impaired protester, who was threatening to set himself on fire during protest against hiring freeze in the public sector, blocking a main street in Rabat

Moroccan police stop protesters setting themselves on fire
Moroccan police spraying water cannon have stopped 13 unemployed blind university graduates from setting themselves on fire in Rabat in protest against a public sector hiring freeze. The graduates had tied themselves together with ropes around their necks to block a main Rabat street, poured fuel over their clothes and threatened to set themselves on fire, a Reuters journalist at the scene said. Morocco, which brought in the austerity measures in January, faces demands from international lenders to reduce deficits and cut public spending, which has risen as Rabat sought to calm the kind of popular discontent seen in the Arab Spring revolts. 

27 mars 2014

Maroc : Répression antisyndicale dans les call centers

Le 13 février, le centre d’appels « Total Call » à Casablanca, filiale du groupe de télécommunications Iliad (la maison mère de Free), a licencié cinq responsables de l’Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT) le lendemain de l’enregistrement officiel, en conformité avec la loi marocaine, d’un syndicat au sein de l’entreprise. Le syndicat U.M.T. demande leur réintégration immédiate.

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