Moroccan truck drivers begin four-day strike

Published November 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Owners and drivers of some 60,000 heavy goods vehicles on Monday began a four-day strike in Morocco to press the government to allow them to increase their loads, a union official said. 

Workers in the striking road haulage firms want the right, in some cases, to carry loads of up to 18.5 tons rather than the eight currently allowed, Mohammed Larbi El Kabbaj of the Moroccan General Workers Union (UGTM) said. 

According to the UGTM, many lorries already weigh "eight tons when empty" and the regulations now in force are slicing into the profit margins of owners and drivers -- RABAT (AFP) 




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