Morocco academics protest over working circumstances

Teachers protest for better work conditions in Rabat, Morocco, on 24 March 2019Picture copyright

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A lot of the protesters are on short-term contracts and are calling for higher working circumstances

A number of thousand Moroccan academics are staging a protest within the capital, Rabat, hours after police dispersed an earlier demonstration.

They’re demanding everlasting contracts, higher working circumstances, in addition to protesting towards the rising price of dwelling.

Earlier, police in riot gear used water cannon to finish an in a single day sit-in exterior parliament by 15,000 academics.

Protesters have turned down authorities proposals to finish the dispute.

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Police used a water cannon to disperse protesters

The academics on short-term contracts, who’re largely of their 20s and 30s, have been staging common strikes over latest weeks.

Two weeks in the past, they staged sit-ins at regional academies in numerous cities.

They earn the identical wages as their colleagues on everlasting contracts – about 5,000 dirhams (£400) a month – however are demanding full advantages and pension rights.

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