NCHR recommends annual reconsideration of minimum wage in Labour Law draft

Farah Bahgat
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Egyptian workers leave the Masr spinning and weaving factory in Mahalla on April 8, 2014 (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled)

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) released on Sunday recommendations on the draft of the new Labour Law, which is currently being discussed in the parliament, local media reported.

NCHR said that the draft law does not provide employment security or solve unregulated labour, and it recommended that the articles should not include duration for employment contracts unless in the case of temporary or seasonal work.

The council further recommended an annual reconsideration of minimum salaries, applying the law on house-workers, defining what a strike is, and reconsidering child labour penalties.

NCHR also asserted that the draft law requires further societal discussions because of its impact and called on the parliament to hold more hearing sessions before voting on the draft law.

The draft law is set to regulate working hours, maternity leave, and annual leave, among other labour-related concerns.

The head of the parliament’s Labour Committee, Gebaly Al-Maraghy, called for the discussions to conclude before the end of May in order to refer it to the general assembly of the parliament.

The cabinet introduced the draft law and referred it to the parliament in March.


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