He conveniently forgets that the Tories opposed the minimum wage and abolished the wages council
which provided a safety net for millions of low-paid workers, not only on pay but terms and conditions of employment.
CAIRO: Egypt's National Wages Council
approved earlier this week a LE 700 minimum wage for private sector employees, effective January 2012, state media reported.
The Central Minimum Wages Council
made the recommendation to Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoichi Masuzoe.
Those were the days when the Wages Council
offered some protection.
It will be much more advisable to refer the matter to a National Minimum Wages Council
which should delineate over all aspects of the matter before coming up with a uniform minimum wage.
The decision by the Central Minimum Wages Council
effectively means minimum wages should be left unchanged.
Under a Conservative government, in 1986, the hourly pay rates of young workers under eighteen were taken out of Wages Council
Activists accused the government of circumventing a previous court order setting minimum wage at a salary compatible with living costs (estimated as LE 1,200), and ordering the National Wages Council
to set it instead.
Merthyr Tydfil was not affected - the town council agreed to negotiate at local level if the National Wages Council
fails to reach agreement on wages.
CAIRO: Half of Egyptians spend only LE 500 per month and 12 percent live on LE 11,000 a year, according to Osman Mohamed Osman, Minister of Economic Development and head of the National Wages Council
(NWC), who dismissed the proposed LE 1,200 minimum wage.
CAIRO: Government ministers and labor activists have both rejected the LE 400 minimum monthly wage set by the National Wages Council
(NWC) on Thursday.
28, 2010 the National Wages Council
(NWC), which was set up seven years ago in 2003 for the express purpose of setting a minimum wage, finally set the amount at LE 400.