Discussed: How Egyptian laborers beneft from new amendments to Labor Law



Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 01:05 GMT


Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 01:05 GMT

Egyptian workers - FILE

Egyptian workers - FILE

CAIRO – 4 January 2021: 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 set at L.E. 2,400 will be applied for the private sector workers, 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.


Accordingly, Article 60 stipulates that the disciplinary penalties are applied as follows:


1-    Warning.

2-    Deduction from wages.

3-    Postponing date of entitlement to annual bonus for a period not exceeding three months.

4-    Deprivation of a part of the annual bonus.

5-    Postponing the promotion when it is due for a period not exceeding one year.

6-    Reducing the wage by an amount of a premium at most.

7-    Demotion to a job at a lower grade directly without prejudice to the value of the wage he was receiving.

8-    Dismissal from service in accordance with the provisions of this law.


Lawmakers have praised the amendments as encouraging investments, and setting requirements for which workers may be disciplined among other advantages.


Some of the laborers’ wins from the new amended law are:


1-    Eight hours are maximum total working hours, and working overtime should be added to workers’ pay.


2-    Obtaining an annual bonus of not less than 3 percent of the insurance wage.


3-    Speedy settlement of labor disputes, and achievement of prompt justice.


4-    Employing craftsmen allowed before obtaining permits to practice profession.


5-    Children under 15 years old must not be employed.


6-    Employees should not be dismissed administratively.


7-    Employee’s resignation should be written in front of the labor office; it is the only condition for its acceptance.


8-    Women employees should obtain maternity leave.



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