Moroccan Workers' Union

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UMT
Full nameMoroccan Workers' Union
Native nameUnion Marocaine du Travail
Founded1955
Members306,000
AffiliationITUC
Key peopleMiloudi Moukharik, secretary general since 2010
Office locationCasablanca, Morocco
CountryMorocco
Websitewww.umt.ma

The Moroccan Workers' Union (UMT) is the oldest national trade union center in Morocco. It was formed in 1955. With a membership of 306,000 the UMT represents workers in both the private and public sectors of the economy.

In 1960 the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM) split from the UMT. In 1963 the UMT itself lapsed its membership in the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, after the formation of the All-African Trade Union Federation, as a result of the AATUF's opposition to African membership in non-African organisations. In 1990 the UMT re-affiliated itself to the ICFTU (now the International Trade Union Confederation).

References[edit]

  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.