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01 Apr 2019 | 07:53 PM UTC

Morocco: Teachers announce demonstration in Rabat April 2 /update 2

Morocco News Alert

Teachers’ union announces demonstration in Rabat April 2; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Rabat

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Event

A coalition of labor unions representing teachers, including the National Federation of Teachers (FNE), the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT), and the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), will reportedly demonstrate in Rabat on Tuesday, April 2. Demonstrators are expected to gather outside the parliament building from 16:00 (local time). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected around the demonstration.

Context

Teachers are calling on the government to provide retirement benefits in line with those provided to other public sector workers, increased bonuses payment, and the renegotiation of their current contracts. Labor unions recently staged a series of nationwide strikes from March 13-14 and March 26-28. Demonstrations also took place on March 24 in Rabat, with an estimated attendance of 10,000 people. 

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and budget extra time to reach their destinations.

 

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