This is a law that contributes to that of domestic workers and strengthens the legal arsenal for the protection of workers' rights. It must be said that the passage of Bill 52-18 fills a legal gap that has plunged the traditional sectors into total anarchy for years, where the rights of thousands of workers have long been violated.
Thus, this new device will offer legal protection to approximately 800,000 employees working in the traditional industry. It still has to be applied. And that is where it is rubbing!
A law that has been dragging since 2003
The adoption of this law has been provided for in the labor legislation since 2003, in particular in Article 4. The article states that "this special law applies to all natural persons who conduct manual trade, with the help of their husbands., Are ascendants and descendants and no more than five assistants, at home or at another place of work, with the aim of producing traditional products intended for trade ". However, it excludes certain professional groups of employers, determined by regulation, after consultation with the most representative employer and employee organizations.
This law defines the rights of employees working in the traditional sector, such as wages, working hours, weekly rest periods and leave.
The order in this sector is not only a blessing for the employees themselves, but also for the craft sector and thus for the Moroccan economy. It must be said that Morocco has no choice but to upgrade this sector. And for a good reason, most of the production for export is mainly to the European Union where standards of quality and perfection are required.
We must not forget that the export of crafts has recorded a record increase in 2017 of more than 32.5%, and a significant increase in the first half of 2018 of 18.5%.
So in order to maintain this momentum, it is necessary to clean up and reorganize this sector. This necessarily means respect for rights and improvement of working conditions for artisans.
In this context, the law provides for a working time of 44 hours which, for convenience, must be distributed to the employer, provided that it does not exceed 10 hours a day.
As far as wages are concerned, the law determines the application of the statutory minimum wage applied in the sector of industry, trade and services.
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Traditional sectors: is this the end of anarchy? was last modified: August 31, 2018 by