Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan- Press Photo
CAIRO - 19 Aug 2017: Manpower Minister Mohamed Saffan said that Egypt's joining of Better Work Program contributed to lifting a ban imposed by a US company on Egyptian exports.
During a meeting with reporters on Saturday, he said one of the main reasons for imposing the ban was the absence of a law regulating trade unions work.
Saffan said the ban was lifted after holding contacts with the International Labor Organization (ILO) that allowed Egypt to join ILO's "Better Work" program.
The ban had a negative impact on 30.000 families and inflicted great losses on companies, Saffan underscored.
The Better Work program, which was joined by 38 Egyptian firms till now, guarantees a good relationship among the three labor players; the government, employer and employees.
Saafan underlined the importance of finalizing bills of labor and trade unions, stressing that the two laws have a direct impact on the Egyptian economy.
The minister further said the parliament is expected to review labor and trade unions bills in October.