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Lawmakers to study how Egypt's civil servants are paid

The majority coalition in Egypt’s parliament wants to amend the civil service law to increase what government employees are paid, while some experts and economic observers believe the state ought to instead create a work environment that discourages incompetent civil servants.
Staff and workers of Egypt's Ministry of Finance Tax Authority hold a sign which reads, "Distress to President of the Republic, Cancel the Civil Service Law" during a protest in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, August 10, 2015. Trade union workers staged the protest to demand the abolition of the Civil Service Law and a minimum and a maximum wage for public servants, local media reported.  REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - GF20000019148
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CAIRO — When Egypt's parliament returns in October, it's expected to consider legislation that could mean more money for government employees.

Hamam al-Adli, head of parliament's Complaints and Proposals Committee and a member of the pro-government majority party Support Egypt coalition, noted in a Sept. 7 press statement that some proposals will aim to amend Civil Service Law No. 81 of 2016.

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