The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 105 million workers in 132 countries on the 5 continents, stands by the side of the workers of the airline company Royal Air Maroc and denounces the notices of dismissal sent to 140 of them.
On the one hand, the company received millions of euros from the government of Morocco to compensate for its losses during the COVID-19 pandemic; on the other hand, it is the workers who are called on to bear the burden of the new economic crisis, with layoffs, wage cuts, attacks against their working rights. Airlines, which had huge profits in previous years, did not share those profits with the employees that are now laying off.
The World Federation of Trade Unions calls on Royal Air Maroc workers and all workers in Morocco to strengthen their struggle, against layoffs and anti-worker measures that big companies are imposing to overcome the crisis to the detriment of the working class. We demand the protection of all job positions, the protection of workers’ health against the Pandemic in the workplaces and in general, as well as the protection of their income for a dignified life for themselves and for their families.