News

New Minimum Wage Raise for Civil Servants Coming Next Month

New Minimum Wage Raise for Civil Servants Coming Next Month

Nurses protest the minimum wage in September 2011. (photo credit: Mai Shaheen/ Al Ahram)

A decision to raise minimum wage for civil servants from EGP 1,200 to EGP 2,000 will go into effect next month, the Finance Ministry’s head of budgeting Mohamed El Sobky told the House of Representatives, as reported by Al Borsa.

This comes in response to inquiries and complaints by employees and deputies about delayed payment of the minimum wage increase, which was supposed to be enacted last July.

El Sobky added that the ministry has prepared a booklet to clarify all the necessary information on the minimum wage decision.

Earlier this week, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait called on all public bodies to commit to the prime minister’s decision to raise the minimum wage, and noted that organizations financially incapable of committing to the decision can formally request a revenue increase to cover its employees’ salaries.

In September, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi took to Twitter to stress that the government is committed to protecting low-income citizens, as they were negatively impacted by recent economic measures, such as subsidy ration card cuts.

Last March, President Sisi announced his decision to raise minimum wages for the first time since 2014, during a speech at a celebration organised by the National Council for Women.

He noted that more than 300 billion pounds would be allocated for salaries in the 2019/2020 budget, up from 270 billion in the previous year.

Egypt has implemented a series of tough economic measures that included devaluing the pound and cutting subsidies to help meet the conditions of a $12 billion IMF loan, which have left many Egyptians struggling.

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate Elects Its First Female Chairperson
2019 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Upholds Court Order to Ban Jewish Festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 26, 2020

Public Prosecution Orders 3 Alleged Fairmont Rapists Detained Pending Investigation

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 26, 2020

Interpol Extradites Three Egyptians Implicated in ‘Fairmont Gang Rape’ from Lebanon to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2020

PayTabs Egypt is Giving COVID-19 Impacted Small Businesses Free Access to Digital Payment Solutions

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2020

Egyptian Journalist Lina Attalah Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Amina ZaineldineSeptember 23, 2020

Egypt Signs East Mediterranean Gas Forum Charter

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 22, 2020

14 Fully Intact and Sealed Coffins Discovered after 2,500 Years in Egypt’s Saqqara

Amina ZaineldineSeptember 21, 2020

Egyptian ‘TikTok’ Star Menna Abdel Aziz Released: Lawyers

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2020