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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Minimum wage hike dominates the talk shows

The airwaves were full of talk of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s decision yesterday to raise the public sector minimum wage and hire new teachers. The announcement was covered by shows including Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 5:25) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:21).

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait did the rounds on the talk shows to discuss the new measures, appearing on Hadeeth Al Kahera (watch, runtime: 9:51) and Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 5:59). Meanwhile, Education Minister Tarek Shawki phoned in to Yahduth Fi Masr to explain the new teacher recruitment drive, which will see 30k new teachers hired each year for the next five years (watch, runtime: 6:04). National Council for Wages member Magdy El Badawy talked to Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan about how the new wage requirements might be implemented in the private sector (watch, runtime: 5:54). We have the full story in this morning’s news well, above.

Elsewhere: US ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen appeared on Yahduth Fi Masr to discuss Egyptian-US relations and last week’s World Youth Forum with show host Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 13:48).

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