RAM Handling agrees pay deal for baggage handlers in Casablanca

posted on 9th July 2019 by Justin Burns
Royal Air Maroc’s baggage handling subsidiary RAM Handling has struck a deal with staff on pay ending strikes at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, according to reports.

Morocco World News reports on 2 July, RAM Handling, the Moroccan Workers Union (UMT), RAM Syndicate, and the Syndicate for Ground Operating Staff signed an agreement to increase salaries by 15 per cent at Morocco’s busiest gateway.

RAM has also reportedly agreed to pay a range of work benefits and to ensure an improvement of working conditions at the airport.

The agreement is said to benefit 800 baggage handlers and 324 other employees at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.

Royal Air Maroc and its baggage handling subcontractor, General Private Interim (GPI), have been in disagreement since mid-April over contract terms and strikes have caused flight and baggage handling delays.

GPI’s baggage handling contract with RAM Handling comes to an end in September when RAM will make a decision on a new baggage handling contract in Casablanca.