Morocco’s ODT labor union organized on Sunday in Rabat a peaceful demonstration called “angry march” against the government social policy which led to the impoverishment and widening the social gap between the rich and the poor.
Protesters raised angry slogans criticizing the government for its unfair distribution of national wealth, the abolition of free education, promoting fix-term contracts, and reducing the pensions, Hespress reported.
Moreover, the angry protesters called the government to consider their rightful demands, claiming that “governments come and go but social justice has never been achieved”.
For his part, Democratic Labor Association Secretary-General, Ali Lotfi, stated to hespress that his union supports the working class in denouncing the state’s social policies for they have “impoverished the poor and enriched the rich.”
“This angry protest contains a clear message to Saâdeddine El Othmani and his predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane, for their political choices did not solve the existing problems; in fact, their decisions have brought intolerable consequences to the labor force in particular”, Lotfi added.
On the other hand, Local Communities Secretary-General, Mohamed Nhili, said that El Othmani’s government did not adjust to the current situation, for its social policy targets the working class, bringing more suffering to vulnerable workers.
Nhili has also urged Morocco’s PM to implement his commitments by raising wages and establishing real social equity, in order to reduce the gaps between the rich and the poor.
“Unemployment, poverty, oppression, marginalization, exclusion and social injustice, are all likely to promote social insecurity amongst the working class, which can only lead this social portion to riot against the government’s decisions”, the source added.