Those interested in political and trade union affairs in the Kingdom are still awaiting the results of the meeting of the committee on pension reform, without prejudice to any gains that may harm more than half a million Moroccan citizens who are involved in the collective system for granting pensions.
According to newspaper 24’s sources, the Retirement Systems Reform Committee is still waiting to continue discussions with the government regarding the imbalances known to pension funds and a diagnosis of their situation.
The same sources confirmed that the government did not discuss this file with the aforementioned committee for more than four months, although it is assumed that the discussion of this file will end and these solutions will be discussed last May.
The same sources added that the current government did not send a number of documents and data on the diagnosis of these funds to the Retirement Systems Committee, in order to develop a road map and start implementing the reform.
On the other hand, the syndicates have repeatedly renewed their demands to discuss the status of each fund separately in the upcoming meetings, especially since the deficit in the civil system for the pensions of the Moroccan Pension Fund has worsened to about 5.12 billion dirhams, according to the report of the Supreme Council of Accounts.
The union centers rejected the issue of raising the retirement age to 65 years, and prejudice any gains that might harm more than half a million Moroccan citizens who are involved in the collective system for granting pensions.
The Government Action Observatory had also proposed, earlier, a set of reforms, including a review of the laws regulating the management of pension fund reserves, in order to increase the return on their investments by no less than 8 or 9 percent annually.
In its report, the Observatory called for the adoption of comprehensive and simultaneous reform directions for both the pension systems and the clearing fund, as well as the tax system.
In its report, the Government Labor Observatory demanded setting a minimum retirement pension of at least 1,800 dirhams to preserve the purchasing power of the working class with limited income, and a relative increase in the ceiling of the basic system for calculating compensation for the proposed retirement.