Min. of Manpower finished last draft of labor law
Minister of Manpower Nahed Hassan al-Ashry - YOUM7 (Archive)
By NOUR MOHIE EDDIN

CAIRO: The Ministry of Manpower finished the last draft of labor law last week and was sent to labor syndicates and businessmen to study it before the dialogue, Youm7 reported.

Youm7 knew that the draft includes a chapter about making labor courts to decide the workers lawsuits and diminish the intensity of labor strikes.

The chapter said that there should be a labor court in each court. It would specialize in deciding on the conflicts resulted by applying law verdicts and regulations that organize work relations and lawsuits of labor insurance rights.

There should be appellate courts specialized in deciding on the appeals of verdicts issued by labor courts.

The law draft stated that a labor court should be formed by three judges, one of them at least as a head of a court, which applies to appellate courts specialized in deciding on the appeals of verdicts issued by labor courts.

The law draft claims that lawsuits resulted by work contracts are in a state of obsolescence after a year of the contract’s end except for issues related to commission and shares of profits. This obsolescence does not apply to lawsuits related to revealing commercial secrets.

Labor courts are like economic courts and family courts, Minister of Manpower Nahed al-Ashry said in a press statement, and that they are useful in ending labor conflicts, which take time in courts and result in the increase of protests.

Workers of Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company organized a nine-day strike to dismiss the company head, apply the minimum wage, and form an elected board of directors, according to Ahram newspaper.

Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company workers ended their strike on Tuesday Feb. 18 after Minister of Investment Osama Saleh responded to all their demands, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.

Ashry restructured the company’s medical center and supplied it with an equipped ambulance and considered the strike days as paid vacation.

Additional reporting by Ashraf Azzouz.

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