In a statement received Friday evening at MAP, the company said that its management and all union representatives reached an agreement in terms of internal rationalization of the company and its social component.
At a meeting held Thursday, management presented the union representatives the various measures within the scope of the plan to streamline internal redesign of the network, focusing around the Hub Casablanca, transfer of 10 aircraft, and social restructuring of top management .
The union representatives requested a postponement of the end of registration for the current wave of voluntary redundancies as of 9 September.
Following detailed examination of the terms of departure of the officers concerned, significant improvements have been made during the meeting, concerning in particular the strengthening of access to a decent retirement for all workers aged 45 and over, the establishment of a special contribution to funding retirement, the contribution of up to 100 pc of the remaining contributions up to 60 years for workers over 55.
Other measures that have been added, the statement cites access to the NSSF pension from the age of 55 years and a bonus at retirement backed by premium retirement current t for the benefit of agents with more than 50 years.
In addition, the source added, the agents over the age of 45 years will benefit from the internal Mutual Royal Air Morocco fund through a complementary effort of the company.
In addition to these measures of a financial nature, the participants agreed to establish mechanisms to support the retraining of workers who left the company and want to redeploy their skills in another field.
Thus, currency conversion composed of shop stewards and teams of RAM will be set up to study the possibilities of conversion. An adequate budget will be created for this purpose.
It will also be called to an office of human resources consulting, specializing in conversion.
Specific support for training, up to one year, will be set up and support measures to create income-generating activities, through a budget to be allocated within this framework by the company.
In addition, the Department reiterated at the meeting, its commitment to ensure that all cases are subject to union representatives to find solutions.
RAM believes that the coordination of efforts and the constructive spirit of both sides, is likely to play a positive role in the future of the company and extend the decision at the time by the social partners to postpone beyond the January 2012 implementation of decisions of national social dialogue.
The briefing, consultation and decision, held at the initiative of the CEO of the company, was part of the implementation of the plan to streamline internal Royal Air Morocco, approved by the Board of Administration and launched by the company after the events that have severely affected since the beginning of 2011, following a difficult lived since 2008, and given the important social aspects of the plan.
After the meeting, union representatives have acknowledged the importance of decisions and to implement quickly, reiterating the commitment of staff to take action to allow Royal Air Morocco to recover and inviting the Board of Directors to take measures within its competence to accompany the return of the company to its equilibrium, the statement said.
Royal Air Maroc welcomed the constructive dialogue that helped continue the momentum of dialogue reforms.