Al-Sisi rat­i­fies law grant­ing bonus for work­ers not work­ing un­der Civil Ser­vice Law

The par­lia­ment ap­proved the law last Wednesday

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics - By Sarah El-Sheikh

Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi rat­i­fied on Mon­day a law grant­ing so­cial al­lowances for work­ers not ad­dressed by the Civil Ser­vice Law, lo­cal me­dia re­ported.

The Egyp­tian par­lia­ment ap­proved the law last Wednesday in its gen­eral ses­sion.

The spe­cial bonus law is drafted by the govern­ment for work­ers and em­ploy­ees who are not work­ing un­der the Civil Ser­vice Law.

The law will grant a 10% bonus to work­ers on their salaries start­ing July.The bonus will range from EGP 65 to 120, even if the salary in­creased.The law will not im­pact the state bud­get but will not pro­vide fair al­lowances.

There are around 6.5 mil­lion work­ers in Egypt work­ing for gov­ern­men­tal in­sti­tu­tions, with only 3.5 mil­lion work­ing in ac­cor­dance with the Civil Ser­vice Law. Mean­while, the re­main­ing will work in ac­cor­dance with the bonus law.

Pre­vi­ously, dur­ing its dis­cus­sion, the law caused a con­tro­versy in the par­lia­ment.

Mem­bers of par­lia­ment (MPs) com­mented that this will im­pact the in­cen­tives of the work­ers. MP Haitham El-Hariri com­mented that the ar­ti­cle will pro­vide un­fair al­lowances and that he will sub­mit a new law.

How­ever, Mo­hamed Maeet, the deputy fi­nance min­is­ter, said that keep­ing Ar­ti­cle 5 will re­duce the prob­lems on the state bud­get, as its can­cel­la­tion will cost the min­istry around EGP 18bn. Labour ac­tivist Wael Taw­fik told Daily News Egypt that the govern­ment aims at sav­ing its bud­get even if the law will not grant fair al­lowances.

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