Egypt Parliament to vote on President Sisi's new wage and pension hikes on Sunday

Gamal Essam El-Din , Wednesday 15 Mar 2023

Egypt's House of Representatives' Labour Force Committee approved Wednesday a raft of bills granting new wage hikes to government employees and a rise by 15 percent to pensions.

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File photo for the Egyptian House of Representatives. (Photo: Khaled Mashaal)


Adel Abdel-Fadil, the chair of the Labour Force Committee, said that the bills will be up for discussion and final vote in a plenary session when parliament reconvenes on 19 March.

"The new wage and pension hikes will go into effect on the first of April in line with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's new package of social protection measures," said Abdel-Fadil.

He indicated that such wage and pension hikes used to be offered with the new fiscal year's budget effective on the first of July.

The president has, however, instructed that they be offered on the first of April "to help improve the living conditions of the employees of the state's administrative system, public sector workers and recipients of Takaful and Karama's social support money," said Abdel-Fadil.

President El-Sisi announced on the second of March a social package of measures.

The cabinet approved President El-Sisi's new social package on 8 March.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the new social package will cost the state treasury an initial EGP 190 billion.

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