Morocco, Spain vow to protect rights of seasonal workers

Morocco and Spain promised to protect the rights of Moroccan female seasonal workers who travel every year to the region of Huelva to work in strawberry fields.

In 2018-2019 season they were 14,583 who worked in Huelva in an operation lauded in a joint Moroccan-Spanish statement as “successful.”

This form of regular migration was “beneficial for the country of origin and destination and most notably for the people who took part in it,” said the statement.

 

In 2018-2017 however, the seasonal migration was marred with scandals of sexual harassment suffered by many women stressing the need for more social protection of Moroccan workers in Spain.

The two authorities vowed to ensure more protection to seasonal workers through more monitoring of employers and the conditions in which they employ Moroccan women in Spain.

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