General Union of Moroccan Workers

The General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM) is a national trade union center in Morocco. It was formed March 20, 1960 and has a membership of 695,000.

General Union of Moroccan Workers
Union Générale des Travailleurs du Maroc
FoundedMarch 20, 1960
HeadquartersCasablanca, Morocco
Key people
Abderrazak Afilal el-Alami Idrissi, secretary general

The UGTM has its roots in the agricultural workers of Morocco, although it does have public and private sector workers as well. ICTUR reports that the UGTM is historically seen as less militant than other federations, but did participate in the demands for reform which occurred in the 1990s.

The UGTM is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.[1]


The following list includes the heads of the UGTM:

  • Hashim Amin from March 20, 1960 until 1964.
  • Abdulrazzak Avilal from 1964 to 29 January 2006.
  • Mohammed Binjaloun Andalsea from 29 January 2006 to 4 December 2008.
  • Hameed February 30 January 2009 – 3 September 2012.
  • Kafee Al-Shirat from October 2014 to May 21, 2017
  • Hameed Shibat from 21 May 2017 – present.[2]


  1. ^ "Union Générale des Travailleurs du Maroc (UGTM)". African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation.
  2. ^ "شباط يعود إلى قيادة "الاتحاد العام للشغالين" .. والشراط نائبا". Mashret. Archived from the original on 2019-12-11.
  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.

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