Maat issues a new paper entitled
(A new vision for the development of legislation regulating the work of special groups "women, children and people with disabilities")
Incorporation of domestic and informal sector workers into the new labor law
And toughening the penalty for child labor under the legal age is one of the most prominent recommendations
In conjunction with the ongoing discussions regarding the amendment of Labor Law No. 12 of 2003, it was issued “Public Policy Analysis and Human Rights Unit“ Foundation Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (Egypt) New Policy Analysis Paper entitled (A new vision for the development of legislation regulating the work of special groups “women, children and people with disabilities”)This paper comes within the framework of the unit’s interest in the recommendations that were presented to Egypt during the second cycle of the UPR 2014 and the Egyptian government's position on it, and in light of the institution’s implementation of the project The Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Improve Public Policies during the TransitionFunded by the European Union during 2016-2017, as the Foundation focused on shedding light on this issue through a paper that clarifies the most important problems and legislative solutions related to the employment of special groups, women, children and people with disabilities.
The paper dealt with the issue in several axes, as the first axis dealt with presenting an overview of the Egyptian labor law and the conditions of the special groups in the law, then in the second axis it moved to present the most important legislative problems for these groups, and in the third axis the paper talked about the constitutional and human rights status of these groups with highlighting The most important points that must be taken into account in the laws that regulate the work of these groups in accordance with international treaties and covenants ratified by Egypt with the presentation of the most important recommendations that Egypt committed to before the Human Rights Council during its submission to the universal periodic review mechanism, and in the last axis, the paper concluded with a set of recommendations that must be The legislator and the executive institutions take into account the work of these groups.
The paper concluded with a set of recommendations, the most important of which is the amendment of Article 91 to conform to the Labor Organization Convention No. 183 for the Protection of Maternity so that it becomes 14 weeks of maternity leave that includes the period before childbirth. Take care of the baby.
With regard to child labor, the paper recommended increasing the penalty in Article 74 of the Egyptian Child Law, which concerns anyone who violates the provisions of child labor in accordance with the labor law and the child law, provided that the fine is allocated to the injured child as a kind of compensation by the employer.
The paper concluded with recommendations to raise the percentage of commitment to employing workers of persons with disabilities to 7% from the number of workers in establishments with more than 50 employees in one branch or in all its branches combined with the demand of the government to integrate and qualify workers with disabilities at work through commitment The percentage determined for them in available government jobs.