Among the advantages of the new draft law is the abolition of arbitrary dismissal, or which is known as "Form 6", the speedy settlement of labor disputes, and the creation of an attractive climate for investment.
Amendments to the labor law aim to come in line with the 2019 Pension Act that aims at raising the age of retirement to 65 by the year 2040, as this age will gradually be raised starting 2032.
A legislation on draft labor law was approved by the Egyptian Senate, aiming to achieve balance and justice between the two parties of the work.
The draft labor law discussed by the House of Representatives indicates six violations that allow private employers to impose disciplinary penalties on workers.
Lawmakers have praised the amendments as encouraging investments, and setting requirements for which workers may be disciplined among other advantages.
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.
International Labour Organization (ILO) is a major partner of the ministry in the establishment of various projects.
Egypt Today met with a number of female breadwinners who were forced to work under hard circumstances to earn a living.
Egypt has taken austerity measures and gradually removed the governmental subsidies on many factors including, electricity, fuel, and social supplies to meet the IMF conditions.
The peninsula cut the workers' salaries despite increasing their working hours, a decision that violates the international labor law and human rights covenants.
The Legislative Committee at the parliament is finalizing the amendments to labor law articles concerned with women and children.
The current Parliament’s session will conclude by mid-June without passing several draft laws; hence, they are set to be discussed in the next session in October.
Women will be allowed only two maternity leaves of four months each during her entire career to help reduce population growth.
The fee of foreigners’ work permits in Egypt will range from 5,000-30,000 EGP, rather than a maximum of 50,000 EGP, as earlier proposed by the government.