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RAM: Pilots accept a 45% drop in salary

Within Royal Air Maroc (RAM), hit hard by the closure of Morocco’s borders as part of the health emergency, the time has come for dialogue to allow the national airline to see the end of the tunnel.

Thus, a meeting was held Friday between the top management of the RAM and representatives of the Moroccan Association of Air Line Pilots (AMPL). The latter announced their willingness to agree to a 45% drop in pilot salaries regardless of their productivity for 5 years, while the company is going through this crisis linked to the covid-19 pandemic.

Efforts in response to the company’s management’s call for solidarity action around an urgent rescue plan that would protect the activity. A letter sent from Hamid Addou, CEO of RAM, to the company’s partners, in which he “recalled the scale of the crisis affecting the sector as a whole”.

He thus estimated that the impact of the closure of borders on traffic was “violent with a respective drop of 60% in March and 100% in April, compared to last year, after strong double-digit growth , between November and February”. “The losses in turnover amount to 50 million dirhams per day,” he warned.

RAM devices have been grounded since Morocco announced the closure of its borders following the coronavirus pandemic. Regarding a possible repatriation operation, a source within the RAM replied that for the moment no instructions have been issued by the government.

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