Radical Maximum Wage in Egypt: Who Pays the Bill?

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Hiba Safi

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/radical-maximum-wage-in-egypt-who-pays-the-bill/

Revolt in Egypt’s Banking Sector

Over the course of the past several months, a revolt has taken place in Egypt’s banking sector. Seeking better opportunities and higher salaries in private sector banking jobs, hundreds of banking officials have resigned in protest since July 2014 legislation placed a cap on salaries for employees in Egypt’s public sector. While most public servants had little cause for concern, the law also applies to those working in state-owned companies. Suddenly executives at Egypt’s many state-owned banks would earn a maximum monthly wage of 42,000 Egyptian pounds (roughly US$6,000)—a mere fraction of their earning potential…

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