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Morocco: Reinstate Said Elhairech, stop attacking union rights

In partnership with the International Transport Workers Federation, a global federation of 690 unions representing over 4.5 million transport workers in 153 countries.

Remember Said Elhairech? He's the trade union general secretary who spent over three months in jail in 2012 because his activism didn't go down well in Morocco. He was freed after a global campaign - including support from 6,000 people on LabourStart - and went back to work at Somaport in Casablanca. Now Said - who has continued to lead his union, Union des Syndicats UMT des Transports - has been dismissed from his job by Somaport, the CMA-CGM owned port operator. His efforts to promote and advance trade union rights have been branded 'a nuisance' and workers have been falsely told he doesn't represent them anymore. Meanwhile other trade union colleagues face victimisation, intimidation and threats of dismissal at the hands of their employer. Tell CMA-CGM to give Said back his job and to stop attacking trade union rights in Morocco.

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