Local Arabic news paper Alrai Reported that The government referred to the council a new project to address the effects of Corona on the labor market

The government has revised its project to amend the Labor Law in the Private Sector No. 6/2010 to allow companies whose activities have been affected by the Corona crisis to agree with workers to reduce their salaries during the crisis.


The government has referred to the Parliamentary Finance Committee a new draft law to address the effects of “Corona” on the labor market No. 2020/86, which will be in effect during the period of precautionary measures taken by the state, and its provisions will end with the end of measures taken to confront the emerging Corona virus pandemic.


The first article of the draft law, which obtained a copy of, allows the minister in charge of the work to approve the employers because of the precautionary measures and measures taken by the state to prevent the new Corona pandemic, and as a result the activity is totally or partially stopped, granting employment a special leave with a reduced wage not less than The minimum wage, during the period approved by the Council of Ministers as a period of stopping activity. It also permits employers to agree with the employment they have to reduce the wage during the period of activity cessation by a maximum of 50 percent, provided that the actual hours of work are taken into consideration for the paid wage, and without prejudice to the minimum wage, and that all employment dues are calculated based on the wage due to them before Reducing it and it is within the service period, and the determined support is spent through the support program, as well as the unemployment allowance, for those who address their provisions in order to ensure protection for national employment.


And the second article stipulated that the provisions of the first article of this law shall apply during the period of the precautionary measures that the state takes to prevent the pandemic of the new Corona virus, and does not work with any provision that violates the provisions of this law, and the provisions of this law will end with the end of the precautionary measures taken by the state, while the third article clarified The period determined by the Council of Ministers as a period of stopping activity is not counted – in application of the provisions of Article 1 within the procedural dates for cases brought by workers in accordance with the provisions of this law.
The government explained in its draft that the law aims to restore balance in labor relations in the private sector under the current circumstances, taking into account the nature of the current exceptional circumstance, so that it is temporary in nature with this circumstance, and to fill some legislative deficiency in the laws related to dealing with the effects of this pandemic

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