MP: Mubarak’s Speech Disappointed Laborers
Member of the MB Parliamentary Bloc and Parliament Labor Force Committee Saber Abul-Futuh considered President Mubarak’s speech on the occasion of Labor Day, Wednesday, disappointing to Egyptian laborers.
“Laborers had high hopes in the President’s speech hoping he would announce a new pay raise like last year,” Abul-Futuh said in his statement to Ikhwanweb not expecting the government to fulfill its promise of a raise this year using the global economic crisis as its scapegoat. Abul-Futuh added that what is currently taking place behind the parliament scenes suggest an increase in wages by only 7-10%.
Abul-Futuh pointed out that MB MPs had proposed a bill authorizing a 30% pay raise this year and determining the sources through which the government can appropriate this raise, if it intends to do so.
It is mentioned that President Mubarak was content saying that he would try, with the government, to provide social allowance.