Egypt to raise minimum wages for public employees to LE 3000: PM Madbouli



Wed, 26 Oct 2022 - 01:45 GMT


Wed, 26 Oct 2022 - 01:45 GMT

CAIRO – 26 October 2022: The Egyptian government announced on Wednesday raising minimum wages for public employees by LE 300 to reach LE 3,000 instead of 2,700.

The government also decided to allocate an exceptional allowance worth LE 300 for all state workers to cope with the rising cost of living, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced in a press briefing.

This comes in light of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to set social solidarity packages for citizens amid the current circumstances, Madbouly noted.

He added that the social protection package that will be applied starting next month costs the state LE 67 billion.

The state will also continue to halt the decision of raising electricity prices until 30 June next year, he noted.

In August, the government said its newly introduced social protection package will come into effect in September to support Egyptians amid global repercussions of the Ukraine crisis.

This comes a month after the government unveiled an exceptional package of programs to support low-income citizens in cooperation with the civil society groups.

According to Madbouly earlier this year, an increase of LE 100 per month will be added to ration cards possessed by around 9.1 million needy families as per the new package for six months.



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