Court rules maximum wage must be applied to president, PM

The Alexandria Administrative Court decreed Tuesday that the maximum wage should be applied on the president, prime minister, ministers and governors.

The court ordered the prime minister to include these positions in minimum and maximum wage regulations, saying that the rule of law requires equality.

The military council, which ran the country during the interim period, issued a law ordering that all civil servants be subject to maximum wage legislation, even in the case of temporary employment and regardless of what their positions are, the court said. According to maximum wage rules, state employees’ incomes should not exceed 35 times the minimum wage.

The court said that the prime minister did not include the president, prime minister, ministers and governors when stating the positions the maximum wage applied to, in violation of the law. These positions should be included because they are role models for society, the court added.  

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