(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat- Morocco's Minister of Labor and Occupational Integration, Mohamed Yatim, announced the government decision to increase family allowances in both the public and private sectors, at the rate of MAD 100 DH for each child, the state news agency MAP reported.
The decision, which comes after its adoption by the Administrative Council of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), will benefit 387,626 civil servants of the public administration with a cost of MAD 981,062,400 and 68,210 local government officials with a cost of MAD 142 million. In total, the decision will affect 163,202 children, as well as 129,000 public administration employees, for the cost of MAD 320 million, Yatim said, during a speech to the working class on the eve of Moroccan Labor Day, May 1.
The Moroccan official pointed out that the government also proposed the creation of a new promotion grade for civil servants, classified in scales 8 and 9, and an increase in the birth bonus from MAD 150 to MAD 1,000, starting July 1, 2018.
Regarding the private sector, the minister said that the government is determined to improve the conditions of workers, while giving priority to the most vulnerable categories, adding that the most representative trade union centers and the General Confederation of Enterprises in Morocco (CGEM) will remain strategic partners in the various social projects.
Furthermore, Yatim pointed out that the number of companies affiliated to the CNSS increased in 2017 to 228,000, up from 206,000 in 2016, and that the number of employees registered in the CNSS went from 3.28 million in 2016 to 3.38 million in 2017, representing 83 percent of total employees in both sectors.