Moroccan trade unionist to speak at MENA Solidarity conference in February

MENA Solidarity Network

arab_revs_conf_landscape1Moroccan civil servant and trade unionist Mohammed Boutayeb is a former leading student activist and political prisoner, and a member of the revolutionary socialist group, Al-Mounadil. He was jailed by the Moroccan authorities between 2004 and 2007 for his activism on campus. He lives in Rabat, and is an official representative of the Democratic Current and a member of the main union council of the Union Marocain du Travail (UMT). The UMT is one of three trade union federations in Morocco and has a membership of around 300,000.

Mohammed will be speaking at our conference on 13-14 February, The Arab Uprisings Four Years On – Revolution, Resistance and Repression. Join us there to hear more about the battle for trade union freedoms and political rights from Morocco to Bahrain. Book online here.

We interviewed Mohammed about his role in the UMT and recent struggles by Moroccan workers against austerity…

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