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Bisco Misr workers still earn less than US$100 per month after Kellogg buyout
Jano Charbel and Isabel Esterman | When the US Kellogg Company bought a majority stake in local snack maker Bisco Misr in January 2015,
Human rights in focus: Nadeem Mansour
Mai Shams El-Din | Chants for bread and social justice didn’t emerge out of the January 25, 2011 revolution.
Hitting the salary ceiling
Jano Charbel and Isabel Esterman | During a June 24 speech, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared that no public employee in Egypt would
Falling short: Egypt’s new minimum wage, the haves and have nots
Jano Charbel | Tens of thousands of workers, employees, professionals and even policemen are embarking on strikes and
Economy in a week: VAT returns
Sherif Zaazaa | This week, the government pursued the long awaited value added tax in replacement of sales tax, a move
Economy in a week: Tourists should not fear terrorists
Sherif Zaazaa | In this week’s roundup, Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou assures tourists that they are safe in Egypt
Labor activist wades into the deep state
Jano Charbel | In 2007, renowned trade unionist and opposition figure Kamal Abu Eita led thousands of workers on strikes
Recessive economy looking upwards
Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby declared Egypt’s GDP growth should reach 2.3 percent for fiscal
 
Opinion
Sarah Sabry
How did Brazil reduce poverty and inequality?
At the World Social Science Forum in September 2015 in Durban, South Africa, many presentations offered
Shanta Devarajan and Tara Vishwanath
Is higher minimum wage the solution?
The recent article in Mada Masr on Egypt’s new public-sector minimum wage “falling short” makes
 
 
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Mahalla textile workers initiate partial strike, warn of comprehensive industrial action
​Temporary workers rally outside Agriculture Ministry, demanding full-time contracts and livable monthly wage
State institutions reject maximum wage
Sisi sets new maximum wage cap for public sector
CAPMAS: Average wages rose by 18.7% in 2013
New PM pledges little to calm labor unrest
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