University Worker’s Fund demands wage increase

By Fatma Khaled

The Egyptian Universities Workers’ Fund (EUWF) urged Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa to meet with and consider the financial situation of workers in universities in a Tuesday statement.

Many of the financial demands included in the statement follow studies conducted by the university worker representatives in cooperation with a Supreme Council of Universities committee that showed that workers in universities had been “promised unrealistic wage increases.”

They also demanded a 150% to 200% increase in the incentives (bonuses) for university staff.

EUWF called for lifting a previous ban which prevented the Prime Minister from raising university incentives to 200% in July 2011.

The statement concluded by stressing the importance of improving workers’ wages in universities.

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