Private sector minimum wage to be set soon, says minister

Minister of Manpower Ahmed Hassan al-Borai has said that he would meet with the National Council for Wages in a few days to set a new minimum wage for private sector workers to guarantee them a decent standard of living.

“The 25 January revolution was the culmination of a revolt for social justice that started a long time ago,” Borai said at a conference on the social responsibility of the private sector in the Arab world on Tuesday.

“The fate of the Arab countries depends on the achievement of social justice,” he said, adding that the Arab Spring must attain social justice lest it become an Arab autumn.

“Globalization and capitalism have devoured social considerations and the rights of the poor for the benefit of a few,” he said. “We must set an appropriate wage that preserves social harmony.”

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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