Women working on a sewing machine - file
CAIRO - 20 September 2022: Egypt's new draft labor law works seeks to achieve balance and justice between the two parties of the work relationship, in addition to establishing the principle of linking wages to production to reassure the national and foreign investor and motivate the worker to make an effort to maximize productivity.
The draft law was finally decided upon by the Senate.
The legislation included the treatment of freedom-related crimes such as forced labour, by stipulating that the employer is prohibited from employing the worker as forced labour.
Article 6 states that it is prohibited every act, behavior or procedure that would cause discrimination between workers in conditions of work, rights, duties based on religion, belief, gender, origin, race, color, language, disability, social level, political, trade union or geographic affiliation, or any other reason that violates the principle of equality and equal opportunities.
It stipulates an increase in the penalty for anyone who commits the crime of forced labor or discrimination based on religion, creed, or gender, with a fine of no less than two thousand pounds and not more than 20 thousand pounds. .