Egypt Independent

Minimum wage to be implemented in private sector in October




The public sector minimum wage will also be implemented in the private sector starting from October, Minister of Manpower Ahmed al-Borai said on Saturday.

In press statements following a meeting with representatives from various governorates' investors associations, Borai said the minimum wage of LE700 will be implemented in all sectors except tourism, which is still suffering after the 25 January revolution.

The minimum wage will be implemented in the tourism sector starting January instead, he said.

Borai also said that projects with fewer than five employees will not be required to implement the minimum wage.

In other news, Borai said there are plans to remove representatives of the dissolved Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions from the boards of holding companies. They willbe replacd by members of the temporary committee running the union's affairs.

Translated from the Arabic Edition