Rabat – The Moroccan Minister of Labor and Skilled Integration, Mohamed Amkraz, declared in the present day that greater than 900,000 staff have been briefly suspended from work through the month of April because of the COVID-19 crisis.
The suspended staff belong to 134,000 corporations.
Amkraz made the assertion throughout a query and reply session on the Home of Representatives.
The minister stated that this quantity gives a tough image of the harm that the pandemic has brought about to Moroccan corporations and staff.
The official introduced that through the month of March, the Nationwide Social Safety Fund (CNSS) internet portal recorded 131,955 economically broken corporations out of 216,000 registered corporations in complete.
This represents 61% of the associates, and interprets to 2 broken corporations out of each three.
In the meantime, the variety of briefly suspended staff reached 808,199, out of two million complete, which interprets to at least one suspended worker out of each three.
Amkraz indicated that the ministry has taken a number of measures to boost consciousness amongst employers about respecting preventive measures in opposition to COVID-19, by way of labor inspectors.
He additionally stated that the labor inspectors’ efforts focus primarily on guaranteeing the protected continuity of exercise, by monitoring preventive efforts on-site, encouraging providing staff early or distinctive holidays, and inspiring remote working and rotary work with the intention to scale back crowding.
Labor inspectors performed 6,761 work website visits between March 13 and April 15, the minister famous.
Amkraz introduced that following these website visits, the ministry closed 10 corporations, using 9,764 people, for not complying with preventive measures in opposition to the unfold of the virus.
In the meantime, CNSS launched a brand new model of its COVID-19.cnss.ma portal on April 28 to permit affiliated corporations to submit stipend requests for workers whose funds are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The brand new web site takes into consideration the provisions of decree 2-20-331 that the federal government council adopted on Friday, April 24.
The CNSS stated employers are solely eligible in the event that they utterly suspended exercise due to the COVID-19 or have suffered a web drop in turnover of no less than 50% for April, Might, and June 2020 in comparison with the corresponding months of the 2019 monetary yr.
The variety of staff at an organization struggling fee suspension mustn’t exceed 500, to be eligible for the advantages. For corporations suspending greater than 500 staff, requests will bear a case-by-case evaluation.