On Monday, the Labor Committee of the House of Representatives approved granting an exceptional bonus to public employees who are not addressed by the Civil Service Law.
The new exceptional bonus will be 10 percent of the basic wage, at a minimum of LE65 per month and a maximum of LE130 per month.
In addition, pensions will be increased by a minimum of LE130 and maximum of LE551, with some provisions of social insurance laws amended, as of July 1.
Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said that the 15 percent increase in pensions aims to counter inflation, pointing out that it will cost the state budget LE20 billion and will benefit 9.4 million citizens.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm