Morocco: Rise in Minimum Wage Helps Reduce Inequalities

The Moroccan government has decided to increase by 5% minimum wage to $281 for employees in the industrial, commercial and professional sectors.

The pay rise goes into effect starting this September in accordance with the deal sealed recently by the government with trade unions after several months of negotiations.

In September 2023, the employees will get another 5pc pay rise bringing their monthly salary to $294. The agricultural workers’ pay-day will go up by 10pc to nearly $8 starting this September 2022 and another 5pc increase will be applied next year, enabling them to earn $8.8 per day.

These pay increases seek to improve citizens’ income, living conditions and socioeconomic situation affected by endogenous and exogenous factors including drought, the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which disrupted trade, causing unprecedented prices spike, and resulting in the deterioration of the global economic outlook.

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