Report from the Council of Europe: Mistreatment and Exploitation of Moroccan Strawberry Pickers in Spain

In Andalusia, the agricultural sector represents 7.8% of the GDP. Among the thriving crops, red fruits, especially strawberries, hold a predominant place. According to Interfresa data, the province of Huelva produces 300,000 tons of strawberries every year, which accounts for more than 90% of the total Spanish production. This sector requires a substantial workforce: each harvest season, about 100,000 people are called to work in the 23,000 strawberry fields, and the majority of these workers are foreigners.

Enhancing Economic Stability and Social Harmony in Morocco through Effective Social Dialogue amidst Inflation and Unrest

A joint technical committee is working to reach a consensus on urgent measures to curb the inflation that is affecting a country already weakened by the impacts of the health crisis, the war in Ukraine, and drought. While the government has promised to provide solutions before the May 1st deadline, discussions are likely to face complications due to persistent trade union demands and significant budgetary constraints.