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Egyptian Parliament Proposes Law to Restructure Working Days

The aims to get Cairo's roads running smoother and more efficiently.

Egyptian Parliament is proposing a new draft law to divide working days into shifts, or to decrease the number of working days in the private sector, according to Egypt Today. This would mean working hours for shifts would be six hours across six days. If divided into three days, the working hours would be 10 hours.

According to Deputy of the Planning and Budgeting Committee in the House of Representatives, Moustafa Salem, redistributing working hours will make the most out of the number of employees. Instead of having employees all leave work at the same time, they will leave at different times of the day in order to reduce the nasty traffic congestion you get sucked into during rush hours.

The draft law is also aimed at encouraging young adults to work in the private sector and reducing unemployment. “These proposals will restructure the working day for employees to ensure that they utilise their energy in the best way possible. On top of that, it will help ease the work pressure while allowing them to benefit from the time they actually spend working”, said Moustafa Salem.

Traffic is a seemingly eternal struggle in Cairo, affecting both our health and our sanity. Traffic aside, Salem adds that “the plan will give some employees the opportunity to participate in extra jobs to help them face pricing hikes”.

Main image from Middle East Monitor


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