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CAIRO- 2 January 2022- The Egyptian Senate (the Upper House of the Parliament), in principle, approved the new amendments to the labor law on Sunday.
As per the new amendments, the public servant shall not be dismissed wrongfully. The Senators highlighted the importance of the labor bill in protecting the rights of the worker and the employer alike.
The National Wages Council revealed on December 21, 2021, that as of January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be applied for the private sector workers.
Members of the National Wages Council agreed that the decision of the National Wages Council to set the minimum wage for workers in the private sector at LE 2,400 will be mandatory for private sector establishments as of January 2022, after stumbling facilities due to the economic pressures imposed by the Corona pandemic were granted a space of flexibility for progress The Council requests an exception from the application of the minimum wage until its economic conditions improve.
Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan has said the amended draft of the labor law is compatible with all international agreements Egypt had signed.
MENA contributed to this story